It's become tradition for a professional sports team who wins that year's championship to visit the White House. After Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry of the NBA refused to accept the invitation to attend due to his opposition of Donald Trump, the president made sure to lash out.

Trump on Curry

The election of Donald Trump has taken the world by storm, as the president has been surrounded by controversy since the early days of his campaign. Back when the former host of "The Apprentice" announced he was running for president, he quickly made headlines when he referred to illegal immigrants as "rapists" and "murderers." In the two years that have followed, the American people have been split on the billionaire real estate mogul, with many supporters sticking by him, while opponents have not been shy about sounding off.

One area that has plagued Trump has been over issues dealing with race, as many critics in the mainstream media and the political left have accused him of "bigotry" and "racism," which was evident following his controversial remarks after the white supremacy rally in Virginia over the summer. Due to the controversy, NBA star Steph Curry announced that he would not attend the ceremony for the Golden State Warriors at the White House, leading to Trump lashing out during a September 23 tweet.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday morning, Donald Trump was not happy with Steph Curry's recent opposition, and decided to withdraw the invitation for him to attend the White House to celebrate with his team.

"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team," Trump tweeted, before adding, "Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!"

Donald Trump's tweet stems from an interview with Steph Curry that occurred on Friday when the former NBA MVP was asked if he would be going to the White House to celebrate.

"I don't want to go," Curry said. "We don't stand for basically what our president has...the things that he said and the things that he hasn't said in the right terms, that we won't stand for it,” he continued.

Twitter reacts

Within minutes of Donald Trump's Twitter attack on Steph Curry, critics of the president responded on social media.

"It's called having the freedom of making your own choices," one tweet read.

"Who would want to come to the White House to meet with a White Supremacist, especially when you are a black male?" another Twitter user wondered. "It's not an honor to go to the White House to greet a White Supremacist.

It's actually a huge dishonor," an additional tweet added.

"What a petty, little man you are. No one wants to meet you. Just resign," yet another social media user pointed out. As the negative reaction continued, it showed that Donald Trump's critics would not be holding back their thoughts, regardless of the issue at hand.