Trump and Reporters
President Donald Trump takes questions from reporters during a lengthy news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 16, 2017. Reuters

As President Donald Trump continues to come after the press, Twitter Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer Anthony Noto suggested something that didn’t sit well with other users.

In the aftermath of Trump’s unexpected firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the president went on a tweetstorm on Friday threatening to get rid of White House press briefings.

Read: Trump 2020 Campaign Website Used Beacons To Collect Location Data From Visitors

“As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!” Trump tweeted. “Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???”

While the idea was panned, Noto saw an opportunity for his company. Noto responded in a tweet: “@realDonaldTrump May I suggest questions submitted and answered via Twitter. A perfect record and we distribute to the world not just those with a TV.”

Noto’s tweet led to outcry against his suggestion.

“Shark Tank” star Chris Sacca responded on Twitter: “Tweets enabling lying despots in their relentless attempts to subvert democracy are not your best look.”

Others chimed in against Noto’s idea:

The Twitter COO then apologized in a tweet after backlash from users saying: “Twtr is a way to add distribution not a substitute for a vibrant & free press. I don't support cancelling press briefing. Sorry 4 confusion.”

Noto’s suggestion comes as Twitter pushes live streaming on its platform. The social media platform recently announced it partnered with Bloomberg TV for news content on Twitter. The company also announced partnerships with BuzzFeed, Live Nation, the WNBA and others.

Read: Trump Twitter: More Than A Quarter Of @realdonaldtrump's 27 Million Followers Are Eggs

The COO has previously said Trump is good for Twitter.

"We love that he's using the platform," Noto said about Trump in an interview with CNBC in February. "He's built greater awareness of the platform and the power of the platform."

Twitter is looking to lead among other platforms when it comes to news and events, and Trump’s tweets often times trigger discussions and debates on the platform, Noto said. It’s worth noting that Twitter is Trump’s go to place to communicate with the world.

"That's great for us being able to show what's happening in the world and better than everyone else," said Noto.