The Trump administration weighed in on a huge national debate on Thursday, and President Donald J. Trump re-tweeted their take in a video originally posted by the White House.
An audio clip that has gone viral – and is all over the news this week – began when Katie Hetzel, a Georgia high school student, was studying for her world literature course. She searched for the pronunciation of “laurel” and heard “yanny” instead.
Hetzel made an audio clip and shared it, asking what word others were hearing. Some people hear “yanny” while others hear “laurel,” even when they are listening to the same recording, in the same room and at the same time.
Various White House figures weighed in on the debate in the tweeted video, including press secretary Sarah Sanders (who couldn’t resist the opportunity to slam CNN), and Vice President Mike Pence.
President Trump himself weighs in, with a hilarious answer you’ll love.
Trump tweeted: #Laurel? #Yanny? Or…
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 17, 2018