Democrats respond to Trump's latest remarks about the 2020 election

The Trump campaign prepares to kick off, while Democrats gear up for major forum this week.
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story. The ABC exclusive interview with president Donald Trump set to air tonight in primetime. Overnight -- the president hitting Twitter, to say, quote, he enjoyed his interview with George Stephanopoulos. Think I will do many more network interviews as I did in 2016, in order to get the word out that no president has done what I have in the 2 1/2 years of his presidency. Over the course of two days, George spent 30 hours with president trump, flying in air force one, riding in his armored vehicle called the beast, visiting the president's west wing residence. Sitting in on oval office meetings and conducting a one-on-one interview in the rose garden. Tonight's special comes just days before he officially launches his campaign. On a weekend democratic presidential candidates on the trail bashing the president. Jon Karl is standing by with the announcement. We begin with Rachel Scott at the white house. Reporter: Good morning. The 2020 campaign is entering a new phase. Democrats are preparing to shine on the debate stage. But first, president trump steps into the spotlight. President trump is gearing up to flex his campaign muscles. Before Democrats step into prime time for their first debate. Just days ahead of his official re-election kickoff, the president laid out his base strategy to win over voters in an exclusive interview with George Stephanopoulos. What's your pitch to the swing voter on the fence? Safety, security, great economy. Frankly, I think we're going to do tremendously now with African-Americans, with Asians, with hispanics, because they have the lowest unemployment numbers they've ever had in the history of the country. Reporter: But on the trial, democratic candidates unleashed on the trump administration. There's always a risk that he could win again which is why instead of competing with him on his terms we're simply going to change the channel. Donald Trump is going to do whatever he thinks helps Donald Trump. He goes after immigrants, he goes after people of color. Reporter: That strategy could shift inward as they inch closer to the debate stage. For now, the candidates have sharpened their arguments for impeachment. Joining the chorus of at least 63 house Democrats are in support of impeachment. Putting pressure on house speaker Pelosi. President trump brushed off those calls. Look the Republicans in the senate, every single one of them know that this is a witch hunt. They get it 100%. And that's what matters. The Democrats are going to do it only because they might think it helps them. I think it actually hurts them in the election. But there's never been a time in the history of our country where someone was so mistreated as I have been. Rachel Scott back with us now from the white house. President trump gearing up for the big campaign launch this week. Tomorrow, many of the leading Democrat contenders will be his backyard for a forum. Whit, ten of those democratic candidates will brush shoulders at that forum in Washington tomorrow, including former vice president Joe Biden and senator Bernie Sanders. And then on Tuesday, president trump heads to Orlando, Florida, to launch his campaign. The president expecting massive crowds in that critical swing state. He says his campaign has already received more than 70,000 requests for attendance. Whit? Busy week on the campaign trail. Rachel Scott at the white house, Thank you, whit. Let's bring in ABC news chief white house correspondent Jonathan Karl, who's going to be hosting "This week" later today. There he is in D.C., Jon, good morning. Happy father's day. Let's start with the president saying, he quote/unquote, enjoyed that interview with George and he's now vowing to do more. The president is taking so much heat from the critics after telling George he would take opposition research from a hostile foreign power. I actually think the president did enjoy his time with George. And he saw, you know, he took some tough questions from George Stephanopoulos. But I think that he believed he was ultimately treated fairly and a lot of this dust-up is people taking just, you know, a little segment of his conversation and blowing it out of proportion. But there's no question he has taken tremendous amount of heat from this. But he's also looking forward to an hour of primetime television tonight. Yeah, he finished his tweeting with the words "Enjoy the show." Exclamation point. On your show this morning, before we get to primetime tonight, you're going to be talking to Alexandria ocasio-cortez, also known as AOC. A breakout left-wing star. Vocal at times in her criticism of the democratic front-runner in the race to take on Donald Trump, Joe Biden. So, how much work is Biden going to have to do to win over her fans? I hope she's not listening that she'll know what I'm going to ask her. You know, that's a critical question. I think you can argue that ocasio-cortez is the most sought-after endorsement in this democratic primary. And it's hard to imagine a scenario where Joe Biden wins her over in the primary. The big question is, if Biden wins the nomination, can he convince ocasio-cortez or more importantly all of her supporters he could be the Progressive standard bearer. He's called himself the candidate with the most Progressive record in this field. That's something that we have already heard from AOC saying she thinks is completely ridiculous. She's not a fan of Biden. One of many challenges he's facing in a very, very crowded Jon, thank you very much. Again, happy father's day. And a reminder, Jon has a big show this morning, he goes one-on-one with Alexandria ocasio-cortez, this is her first Sunday interview since she took office. And much more of George's exclusive interview with president trump on "This week." And tune in tonight for the primetime special, George's 30 hours with president trump, that's at 8:00. Now, to breaking news overnight in Hong Kong.

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