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Hillary Clinton: 'Criticizing me' is the only thing unifying Republicans

Hillary Clinton responds to 'lock her up' chants

Hillary Clinton thinks Republican National Convention rallying cries to throw her in jail "felt very sad."

In a CBS "60 Minutes" interview aired Sunday, Clinton responded to repeated barbs thrown her way at last week's convention, where bombastic businessman Donald Trump accepted the GOP presidential nomination. Jabs at Clinton seemed "to be the only unifying theme that they had," the presumptive Democratic nominee contended.

"There was no positive agenda. It was a dark, divisive campaign. And the people who were speaking were painting a picture of our country that I did not recognize. You know, negative, scapegoating, fear, bigotry, smears. I was just so saddened by it," she said in a interview with her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.

At the GOP convention in Cleveland, delegates and speakers chanted "Lock her up" in response to the Department of Justice's decision not to bring criminal charges over Clinton's handling of classified information while secretary of state. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey led a mock trial of Clinton over her past policies, with the crowd responding "guilty" in response to his "charges."

Trump, for his part, stirred concerns about immigrants, refugees and crime during his nomination acceptance speech. He has repeatedly called Clinton "Crooked Hillary," and his campaign recently dubbed Kaine "corrupt Kaine."

Clinton said she did not want to call him a name but wanted to "talk about what he's done," like his rhetoric against immigrants and suggesting a judge of Mexican heritage was biased against him.

Kaine added that Clinton has done a good job of letting the criticism bounce off of her.

He said: "When I see this, you know, 'Crooked Hillary,' or I see the 'Lock her up,' it's just ridiculous. It's ridiculous."