Donald Trump argued Thursday presidential rival Hillary Clinton's advocating for failed policies in African-American communities is evidence of his claim the Democratic nominee is a "bigot."

"She is a bigot," Trump told CNN host Anderson Cooper. "She is selling them down the tubes because she's not doing anything for those communities. She talks a good game. But she doesn't do anything."

The Republican nominee did not clarify whether his attack was based in her policies or a personal disliking of the former secretary of state.

When asked if he believed Clinton personally hated black people, Trump said, "Her policies are bigoted because she knows they're not going to work."

Through most of the 2016 presidential election, Trump has been on the receiving end of most racist claims, making his pivot to the offensive that much more unusual.

On Wednesday, Trump told attendees at a Jackson, Miss., rally, "Hillary Clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future!" the Republican nominee said at a campaign event in Jackson, Miss. "She's going to do nothing for African-Americans. She's going to do nothing for the Hispanics. She's only going to take care of herself, her husband, her consultants, her donors — these are the people she cares about.

Clinton responded to the accusations later that day, telling CNN Trump was the one "taking a hate movement mainstream," alluding to his stances against illegal immigration and terrorist groups possibly infiltrating refugees entering the U.S.