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 John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test 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.”

Senior White House aide Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpUS should support Ngozi for WTO Director General   Trump administration awarding M in housing grants to human trafficking survivors Deutsche Bank launches investigation into longtime banker of Trump, Kushner MORE, counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Watchdog group accuses Stephen Miller of violating Hatch Act with Biden comments Hillicon Valley: Trump raises idea of delaying election, faces swift bipartisan pushback | Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google release earnings reports | Senators ask Justice Department to investigate TikTok, Zoom MORE and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders were among those that appeared in the video.


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.

Then-press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Supreme Court's unanimous decision on the Electoral College Juan Williams: Trump's base begins to crack Bolton denies saying he will back Biden over Trump in November MORE claimed Trump knew “exactly what he meant” by the tweet.

Other lawmakers have also said what they hear in the audio clip, with Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanBudowsky: Why I back Kennedy, praise Markey Democratic super PAC quotes Reagan in anti-Trump ad set to air on Fox News: 'Are you better off?' Trump lashes out at Reagan Foundation after fundraising request 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.