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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 RyanBiden's inauguration marked by conflict of hope and fear The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from Inauguration Day Revising the pardon power — let the Speaker and Congress have voices MORE (R-Wis.) said in a new interview that President TrumpDonald TrumpBlinken holds first calls as Biden's secretary of State Senators discussing Trump censure resolution Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' 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 SchumerChuck SchumerHumanist Report host criticizes 'conservative Democrats:' They 'hold more power' than progressives Bush-, Obama-era officials urge Senate to swiftly confirm Biden's DHS pick OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Court upholds ruling invalidating Dakota Access, but doesn't shut down pipeline | Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency | Biden seeks to bolster consultation with Indian Country MORE (N.Y.) and and House Democratic Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiEverytown urges Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to resign over newly uncovered remarks Sen. Patrick Leahy returns home after being hospitalized Marjorie Taylor Greene expressed support on Facebook for violence against Democrats 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.