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After Dallas, Rush Limbaugh Predicts Republican and Democratic Conventions Will Be Attacked

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh predicted Friday that both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions later this month will be the next targets of an attack after the police killings Thursday night in Dallas.

Limbaugh first acknowledged what he was about to say was risky and that he had no hard evidence proving that his prediction would happen.

"There’s one more thing about this event in Dallas, and this is going to be risky," he said. "I could very easily just not say what I’m going to say and let it happen."

Limbaugh said that in light of the Dallas ambush, which left five police officers dead and seven more wounded, the recent surge in public shootings is not going to end anytime soon.

"But, I think everybody better come to grips with the fact that this is not the end of anything here," he said.

The radio host then predicted that due to heavy media presence, and hinting at the contentious state of politics in this election cycle, there would likely be attacks on the Republican and Democratic Conventions.

"And the next target is going to be the Republican National Convention and then possibly after that the next target–the Democrat National Convention because there’s going to be huge numbers of people in both places and there’s going to be lots of cameras," he said. "And the media is going to be in both places."

Limbaugh paused before referencing the 1968 Democratic National Convention, where anti-war protestors "wreaked utter havoc" in Chicago. He added that this violence "torpedoed their chances to win the presidency."

There will be about 50,000 people coming to Cleveland for five days during the Republican convention, according to the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee website.

The 50,000 visitors represent a variety of groups including: delegates and alternates, Republican National Committee staff, donors, journalists and supporting technical staff, logistical support staff including security officers and transportation personnel, lobbyists, dignitaries and special guests.