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Steph calls out Trump for hypocrisy as supporters storm Capitol

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Steph Curry

Steph Curry had a message for President Donald Trump on Wednesday, as a mob of Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.

Warriors forward Eric Paschall chimed in as well.

Earlier Wednesday, Trump egged his supporters on at a rally, telling them to never accept defeat and sparking the flame for the rioting that ensued. Trump supporters marched on the U.S. Capitol as Congress was verifying the electoral college results that will see Joe Biden become the 46th president of the United States of America.

The mob pushed past police and broke into the Capitol, forcing lawmakers to be ushered off to safety. Lawmakers have said they plan to return to the floor Wednesday night to finish their duty.

For hours, as the mob overtook the Capitol, Trump did nothing to quell the violence. He eventually tweeted out a video in which he asked supporters to stop the violence while also citing, with zero factual evidence yet again, the "election stealing" that sparked the insurrection in the first place. Twitter made the video unable to be shared and Facebook took it down, citing that the video would incite more violence.

During the spring and summer, when protests for racial equality sprung up all over the country, Trump criticized the protestors for being "violent" and asked that those participating be arrested, which Curry rightfully pointed to when asking if the president would say anything about the violent riot his supporters initiated.

It was the first time the U.S. Capitol building had been occupied since the War of 1812. Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia and Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a curfew for D.C. and the Virginia suburbs from 6 p.m to 6 a.m. All 1,100 members of D.C. National Guard were activated.