A painting of President George Washington is seen behind Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as she speaks at the Old State House in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, July 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln has been transformed into "the party of Trump," declaring her GOP presidential opponent a polarizing figure who is deepening the divisions in America.A week before the Republican convention, Clinton said presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump would do little to heal the country.Clinton, a polarizing figure for nearly three decades in national political life, acknowledged that she, too, must contribute to the healing.The Democratic presidential candidate picked the symbolic location where Lincoln delivered his famous address about the perils of slavery in June 1858 to the state Republican convention.Clinton is not the first to reach for Lincoln's legacy.
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