Trump hears ‘covfefe’ as White House aides weigh in on 'Yanny' and 'Laurel'

Trump hears ‘covfefe’ as White House aides weigh in on 'Yanny' and 'Laurel'
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The White House on Thursday poked fun at President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE’s infamous “covfefe” tweet in a video weighing in on a viral internet debate.

The video asked several White House staffers to weigh in on an audio clip that has divided the internet. The audio went viral earlier this week, with some saying they hear “Laurel” in the clip and others saying they hear “Yanny.”

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The staffers also used the video to make fun of their own reputations within the administration.

“It’s Laurel,” Conway said, “but I could deflect and defer to Yanny if you need me to.”

“Sarah it’s been reported that you hear 'Laurel,' how do you respond?” a person is heard asking Sanders.

“Clearly you’re getting your information from CNN because that’s fake news. All I hear is Yanny,” Sanders replied.

The video ended with Trump weighing in on the clip.

“I hear ‘covfefe,’ ” he said. 

Trump last year sent a tweet that ended with the word “covfefe,” which quickly went viral before it was deleted.

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Other lawmakers have also said what they hear in the audio clip, with Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book Paul Ryan says it's 'really clear' Biden won election: 'It was not rigged. It was not stolen' Democrats fret over Trump-district retirements ahead of midterms MORE (R-Wis.) saying this week that he hears "Laurel." The Air Force also jumped into the debate with a tweet that was later deleted.