Trump suggested he will "probably" skip the feast, like he did previous year, as he kept up his continued assault on what he sees as negative coverage of his tenure in the Oval Office.
"In keeping with tradition, Press Secretary Sarah [Huckabee] Sanders also will represent the administration at the head table", Talev said.
Last year, Trump skipped the gathering in favor of holding a campaign-style political rally in Harrisburg, Pa., during which he told a crowd to chants and boos that he'd rather be with regular people than a bunch of celebrities and media elites "consoling each other in a hotel ballroom".
"I call them novelists", he said, accusing members of the press of sometimes making up sources. "In many cases they literally make up sources". Considering Trump's current relationship with the free press, that likely won't come as much of a surprise.
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Trump was the first US President not to attend the event since Ronald Reagan skipped it in 1981 when he was recovering from an assassination attempt - but still managed to phone in to the event from his hospital bed.
The president, a well-known critic of mainstream media, has recently intensified his attacks on news outlets like The Washington Post. Trump was mocked in 2011 by the then president Barack Obama and the comedian who turned up for the day - Seth Meyers.
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.
Last month, the President attended the exclusive Gridiron Club dinner, dining with a small group of top Washington reporters and cracking self-deprecating jokes.
When asked for comment on Friday, the White House noted that Mr. Trump had pretaped his radio appearance, rather than calling in live.
Among his quips: "I was very excited to receive this invitation and ruin your evening in person".