Dem group plays audio of children crying at detention facilities outside Trump hotel
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A liberal super PAC demonstrated outside President TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation MORE's hotel in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, playing audio released by ProPublica of crying children inside detention facilities through a loudspeaker.

American Bridge tweeted Tuesday that the activists were targeting attendees of a fundraiser for Republicans taking place at the Trump International Hotel in the capital.

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"Tonight, we make sure that @realDonaldTrump and his rich cronies hear the impact of his cruel, heartless policies," the group tweeted.

"As they enter the Trump Hotel in DC for a fundraiser, we'll be outside playing the @ProPublica audio of migrant children being ripped apart from their families."

Reporters outside the hotel spotted former White House 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, who was recently named to the pro-Trump PAC America First Action, entering the building. Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpTwitter limits Donald Trump Jr.'s account after sharing coronavirus disinformation South Dakota governor flew with Trump on Air Force One after being exposed to coronavirus: report Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle MORE was also spotted leaving the hotel.

Trump himself was reportedly at the hotel on Tuesday night following his meeting on Capitol Hill. 

ProPublica published the audio Monday, in which workers are heard attempting to gather information from children in Spanish as they cry out for family members. Through tears, the children repeatedly ask for their “mami” and “papa.”

“Well we have an orchestra here, right? What we’re missing is a conductor,” one border patrol agent is heard joking through the children's cries.

The audio quickly went viral, and was played by reporters in the White House briefing room waiting for press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to arrive on Monday afternoon.

At the White House briefing on Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenTrump's acting ICE chief to leave post Trump's fight with city leaders escalates Neo-Nazi pleads guilty to 'swatting' Black church, Cabinet official, journalists MORE defended the "zero tolerance" policy for prosecuting immigrants at the border, calling on Congress to fix the issue through legislation.

"This entire crisis, just to be clear, is not new," Nielsen said. “Currently, it is the exclusive product of loopholes in our federal immigration laws that prevent illegal immigrant minors and family members from being detained and removed to their home countries."

“Congress and the courts created this system, and Congress alone can fix it,” she added.