White House, Trump weigh in on 'Laurel' versus 'Yanny' debate

Cristina Cross
May 18, 2018

While the Obama White House released light videos, the Trump presidency has heralded a more polarized era, and so the attempt at a light viral video by the Trump team did not escape attention.

US President Donald Trump and the White House are the latest to weigh in on the Laurel versus Yanny debate. Sarah Huckerbee Sanders implies the answer is probably whatever CNN says it isn't.

"Yanny's the victor, Laurel's the loser", Schlapp says.

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'Sarah it's been reported that you hear Laurel, how do you respond?' the man behind the camera asks Sanders in the video.

Ivanka Trump is the first to appear on screen, listening to the quick audio clip before declaring "It's so clearly Laurel".

In the light-hearted video, staffers are asked if they hear "Laurel" in the audio clip, or if they hear "Yanny".

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Some hear one word very clearly and can't understand why anyone would hear the other.

"When there is more energy towards the mid and higher frequencies, people tend to hear "Yanny".

The white house staff having a little bit of fun there. "Most likely the original recording was "Laurel", he said.

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In the video, one can hear a male operator saying one word, "Yanny" or "Laurel". For those who thought "the dress" debate or the "Yanny-Laurel" debates were the end, now there's the "brain storm-green needle" conundrum.

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