Why won't government institutions leave memes alone?
But the White House killed the meme for good when it released a video of staffers dividing into Team Yanny and Team Laurel.
Think this is fake news? We can assure you that unfortunately, this is very real. Here's the video:
Ivanka Trump is definitely on Team Laurel, but Kellyanne "alternative facts" Conway isn't too loyal to her side. She proudly says, "It's Laurel," before adding, "But I could deflect and defer to Yanny if you need me to."
A little too real, Kelly.
The video also includes this exchange with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, which is really concerning considering the White House's strained relationship with the press:
Interviewer: "Sarah, it's been reported that you hear Laurel, how do you respond?"
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "Clearly you're getting your information from CNN because that's fake news. All I hear is Yanny."
Even Mike Pence joined the fun, robotically turning to the camera and asking, "Who's Yanny?"
The real icing on the cake is President Trump himself. Seated at his desk, Trump proclaims, "I hear covfefe."
We get that it's a joke, but come on, White House. Don't you have more important things to deal with?