Laurel, Yanny or ... covfefe? White House joins in on debate | world news | Hindustan Times
  • Saturday, Jun 23, 2018
  •   °C  
Today in New Delhi, India
Jun 23, 2018-Saturday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Laurel, Yanny or ... covfefe? White House joins in on debate

Donald Trump says he hears ‘Covfefe’ in the viral ‘Laurel or Yanny’ video.

world Updated: May 18, 2018 17:19 IST
Associated Press
Donald Trump says ‘I Hear Covfefe’ (White House/Twitter)
Donald Trump says ‘I Hear Covfefe’ (White House/Twitter)

The White House is joining in on the viral debate over whether people hear the names “Laurel” or “Yanny” in a much-shared audio clip.

The White House on Thursday released a video featuring various members of the staff weighing in.

Senior adviser Ivanka Trump says, “So clearly Laurel.” Strategic-communications director Mercedes Schlapp says, “Yanny’s the winner, Laurel’s the loser.”

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway pokes fun at her endless willingness to spin and bend the truth for the president, saying, “It’s Laurel. But I could deflect and divert to Yanny if you need me to.”

Vice President Mike Pence wants to know: “Who’s Yanny?”

The video ends with President Donald Trump deadpanning, “I hear covfefe” — a reference to a botched tweet he wrote last year that was never explained.

The White House’s tweet has collected more than 24,000 retweets and over 72,000 likes.

Sample some hilarious reactions to the video