'Yanny or Laurel' audio illusion divides social media

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White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, counselor Kellyanne Conway and director of social media Dan Scavino are all on team #Laurel.

Many Twitter users said the White House should be spending its time addressing more important issues. "I heard 'Yanny, '" said the puzzled Hetzel, when she looked up the word "Laurel".

A short explanation people's brain's perceive pitch and frequency differently and depending on the person you'll hear a different word.

Then, the first dissenter is shown: Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley.

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

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"I hear covfeve", Trump says from his desk in the Oval Office, referencing the infamous typo published on his Twitter account a year ago. Older adults often start losing their hearing within the higher-frequency range, meaning it's possible that more young people hear "Yanny".

"Who's yanny? I hear coffefe".

'Clearly you're getting your information from CNN, because that's fake news, ' she jokes.

And finally President Trump, staring straight into the camera, declares, "I hear Covfefe". "A few of us heard Yanny".

The White House had some fun Thursday with the president's infamous Twitter flub - while rounding up West Wing opinion on an audio clip that has hijacked the Internet.

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