He played it for his peers, who disagreed over whether the syllables formed "Yanny" or "Laurel".
In the video, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is asked for her response to reports saying she hears "Laurel". The disputed mystery audio clip that sounds like different things to different people, Yanny or Laurel has divided the Internet. "Clearly you're getting your information from CNN, cause that's fake news, all I hear is yanny", she replies.
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Vice President Mike Pence has no idea what is going on ....in case you're listening, Robert Mueller. All I hear is yanny.
The controversy recalls the similarly impassioned debate that broke out over the #TheDress: in 2015 a photo of a two-toned frock had social media users tearing their hair out over whether its colors were white and gold, or black and blue.
A short explanation people's brain's perceive pitch and frequency differently and depending on the person you'll hear a different word.
The video ends with a cameo by President Trump who delivers the punchline.