"Are you trying to say that this administration is the champion of a free press?" asked the White House correspondent.
"While the fake news media will be celebrating themselves with the denizens of Washington society in the swamp that evening, President Trump will be in a completely different Washington, celebrating our national economic revival with patriotic Americans", said campaign chief operating officer Michael Glassner in a statement.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took questions from the children of White House journalists for a mock press briefing during Thursday's "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" events.
During Trump's rally previous year, the President mocked the correspondents' dinner taking place back in Washington.
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He praised the children as being "well behaved" and invited them into the Oval Office.
"They want to be reporters, can you believe it?"
On the way in, Trump took the time to defend Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who had withdrawn from consideration to head the Department of Veterans Affairs earlier in the day. And she said his favorite candy is pink and red Starbursts.
Comey, Sanders said, "did some things that weren't really very nice".
"After President Trump makes America great again, what job will there be for future presidents?" According to a pool report, Trump told the kids, "Honestly, the children ask me better questions, if you want to know the truth".