Conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh warned on Tuesday that if liberals were allowed to banish the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds then traditional American symbols like the U.S. flag would be next.
"I have a prediction," Limbaugh announced. "It's not going to stop with the Confederate flag because it's not about the Confederate flag, it's about destroying the South as a political force."
According to the conservative talker, liberals had a plan to paint everyone in the entire South as if they were the white supremacist who murdered nine black church members in Charleston.
"Do not doubt me!" Limbaugh insisted. "And I'll make another prediction to you. The next flag that will come under assault -- and it will not be long -- is the American flag."
"It makes perfect sense," he continued. "The speed and rapidity with which the left is conducting this assault on all these American traditions and institutions, if you don't think the American flag is in their crosshairs down the road, you had better stop and reconsider."
"The American flag is what? It's the symbol of America. The left what? Doesn't like this country very much and never has and is getting angrier and angrier about it, seemingly every day."
Listen to the audio below from the Rush Limbaugh Program, clipped by Media Matters.