An M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle arrives in front of the Lincoln Memorial during preparations ahead of the Fourth of July Celebration ‘Salute to America’ event in Washington. An M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle arrives in front of the Lincoln Memorial during preparations ahead of the Fourth of July Celebration ‘Salute to America’ event in Washington. Rainstorms threatened to put a damper on what President Donald Trump has touted as the “show of a lifetime” as crowds trickled in to the National Mall to mark the July 4th holiday. Faced with blazing sun and oppressive heat in the morning before being hit with steady rain during the afternoon, visitors gathered on the National Mall for Trump’s speech at 6:30 p.m. and the fireworks to follow. Vendors selling Trump 2020 campaign merchandise dotted the Mall. Temperatures reached 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) before cooling to the mid-70s. A flash-flood watch was in effect for the Washington area, with the forecast showing storms possible during the president’s speech. Ronda Bumgardner, a hairdresser from Fredericksburg, Virginia, opted to don a poncho and wait out the rain along with tho...