Paul Ryan: Sometimes Trump practices unifying politics, sometimes he doesn't

 Paul Ryan: Sometimes Trump practices unifying politics, sometimes he doesn't
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanAmash: Trump incorrect in claiming Congress didn't subpoena Obama officials Democrats hit Scalia over LGBTQ rights Three-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate MORE (R-Wis.) said in a new interview that President TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE does and does not act in a unifying way.

"Sometimes he does and sometimes he doesn't," Ryan said on CBS's "Face the Nation" when asked if the president practiced unifying politics.

"But I mean, come on," CBS interviewer John Dickerson said. "Honestly."

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"Look on economic growth, on tax reform, on getting the military and helping veterans, those are things that he has led us to that have really brought people together," Ryan replied.

"He talks about those things at his rally and that is inclusive," he concluded.

Trump's rhetoric has been long criticized by the left as well as some on the right.

His political opponents particularly lambasted him for his comments after mail bombs were sent to high-profile Democrats last week. 

"Time and time again, the President has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions," said Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump defends 'crime buster' Giuliani amid reported probe Louisiana voters head to the polls in governor's race as Trump urges GOP support Trump urges Louisiana voters to back GOP in governor's race then 'enjoy the game' MORE (N.Y.) and and House Democratic Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden on impeachment: 'I'm the only reason' it's happening Democrats to offer resolution demanding Trump reverse Syria decision Rand Paul calls for probe of Democrats over Ukraine letter MORE (Calif.) in a joint statement following the president's comments on the attempted bombings.

The Democratic leaders said the president's words after the attempted bombings "ring hollow."

Trump condemned the bombings, calling for unity and a general change to make discourse more civil. 

"I just want to tell you that in these times, we have to unify. We have to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America," he said, prior to Pelosi and Schumer's statement.

Trump also accused the media of "blaming" him in the spate of mail bombs.