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The White House is also distracted by Yanny/Laurel social media storm

The White House is also distracted by Yanny/Laurel social media storm

Earlier this week, a short audio clip went viral and divided the internet into two camps - those who heard "Yanny" and those who heard "Laurel".

Do you hear "Yanny" or "Laurel"? that is the question now raging on social media and Danny Aronson, CEO of EVEN, the company creating headphones known as "glasses for your ears" has explained the technical reasons for the phenomenon.

But the White House killed the meme for good when it released a video of staffers dividing into Team Yanny and Team Laurel.

"I literally just turned all frequencies below 1khz to negative 70 decibels and I still hear 'laurel, '" someone said on Reddit.

Sara, it's been reported you hear Laurel.

"Laurel, Laurel. Laurel", says Marcus Lagronn. She fires back, "Clearly you're getting your information from CNN because that's fake news".




But there are also plenty of White House staffs who only hear Yanny, including strategic-communications director Mercedes Schlapp.

All your favorite Trumpers are there-Ivanka, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kellyanne Conway, Mike Pence and even the president himself. 'All I hear is Yanny'.

"I hear 'covfefe, '" he said.

While senior White House officials debated over which word the computer voice was saying, Trump heard one word clearly: covfefe.

Mr Trump alluded to his viral tweet a year ago that ended in the world "covfefe", before it was deleted.