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 TrumpGraham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawal GOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign Former GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resigns 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 SpicerOvernight Health Care: CDC director calls on Michigan to 'close things down' amid surge in cases | Regeneron says antibody therapy prevents COVID-19 infections The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Biden moves vaccine eligibility by almost two weeks Easter Bunny pays surprise visit to White House briefing room MORE, who was recently named to the pro-Trump PAC America First Action, entering the building. Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpTrump Jr. shares edited video showing father knocking Biden down with golf ball Trump: 'I can't imagine' any Republican would beat me in 2024 primary if I run Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged 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 NielsenLeft-leaning group to track which companies hire former top Trump aides Rosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' House Republican condemns anti-Trump celebrities during impeachment hearing 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.