The Republican president's assaults on the "fake news" media have sharpened in recent weeks and have included attacks on CNN president Jeff Zucker and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who ownsThe Washington Post.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will represent the administration at the head table - a spot typically reserved for presidents and first ladies, WHCA President Margaret Talev said in a statement. Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter both skipped multiple correspondents' dinners, but after Reagan's assassination attempt, United States presidents attended every dinner for 36 consecutive years. He also declined an invite previous year.
Though notoriously thin-skinned, Mr Trump has subjected himself to ribbing before, including New York's Al Smith dinner during the 2016 campaign. Most officials in his administration also snubbed the dinner.
Before he entered politics, the former reality star attended the event and in 2011 was on hand - and appeared humiliated - as former president Barack Obama lobbed joke after joke at his expense.
Mr. Trump's nine-minute appearance on WABC was not exactly an outlier when it comes to high-ranking administration officials making time for local NY programming. It includes acknowledgement of award-winning reporting and the presentation of journalism scholarships.
Fresh air strikes hit Syrias rebel Douma: rescuers
Meanwhile, eight civilians were killed and 20 others wounded in a auto bomb attack in northern Al Bab city. A ground assault then sliced the area into three isolated pockets, each held by different rebel factions.
Happ, Rizzo homer as Cubs beat Marlins
Jeter, who homered in a win in his first opening day with the Yankees in 1996, had less success in his debut as the Marlins' CEO. The Cubs have now improve to 80-61 on opening day in their history and for the first time won an opener in the month of March.
State joins others to sue USA over census question
Yet despite these findings, the Trump administration is going forward with asking individuals if they're a USA citizen or not. Adding a citizenship question would undermine participation and accuracy", Miller said in a statement Tuesday.