Picking up where President Obama left off at the Democratic convention, Hillary Clinton praised the way Republicans used to do things during a speech Thursday, effectively distinguishing the GOP of the last two decades with the one currently led by Donald Trump.

Clinton singled out “every Republican dismayed that the party of Lincoln has become the party of Trump," praising former Republican nominees for president Bob Dole, George W. Bush, and John McCain for disavowing pockets of racism among their supporters.

"We need that kind of leadership again," she said.

She also criticized Trump's association with his new campaign CEO and former Breitbart executive Stephen K. Bannon, using language that was quite similar to something said in Philadelphia last month.

"This is not conservatism as we have known it. This is not Republicanism as we have known it," she said.

Compare those words with what President Obama said of the Republican convention during his speech in Philly: "[W]hat we heard in Cleveland last week wasn't particularly Republican—and it sure wasn't conservative."

Clinton's remarks were part of an address about the Republican nominee's relationship with the "alt-right", a movement she characterized as "an emerging racist ideology". She interpreted Trump's hiring of Bannon as "the de facto merger between Breitbart and the Trump campaign" and the takeover of the GOP by "a fringe element".