White House divided on Yanny Laurel debate

White House divided on Yanny Laurel debate
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The White House has weighed in on the Yanny versus Laurel debate. 

The auditory illusion featuring a robotic voice has divided social media users on whether they are hearing the word Yanny or Laurel.

Listeners perceptive to high-frequency sounds tend to hear the word 'Yanny' whereas those accustomed to lower frequency sounds hear 'Laurel'. 

The White House tweeted a video of staff voting on what they could hear. 

The tongue-in-cheek video featured Counsel to the President Kellyanne Conway offering to change her answer.

"It's Laurel but I could deflect and divert to Yanny if you need me to."

Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputes the videographer's initial claim: "Sarah, it's been reported that you hear Laurel, how you respond?"

The Press Secretary blamed his information on CNN calling it "fake news" and clarified she could only hear Yanny.

The staff members, like the general population, were divided on the answer. 

US President Donald Trump had the final word in the debate and settled it with: "I hear Covfefe."