This is what it looks like at the National Mall today Crowds started gathering at the National Mall ahead of President Trump's "Salute to America" event tonight. There was a sculpture depicting Trump holding a cell phone while on a toilet. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky People went through a security checkpoint. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky And a baby Trump balloon made an appearance. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky There's a Baby Trump balloon in Washington today From CNN's Aileen Graef and Devan Cole A "Trump Baby" balloon, set up by members of the CodePink group, is seen ahead of the "Salute to America" event at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on July 4, 2019. ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP/Getty Images The infamous Baby Trump balloon made an appearance today near where President Trump’s celebration will take place tonight. ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP/Getty Images 1 hr 14 min ago The National Independence Day Parade is happening now. Here's what you need to know. The National Independence Day Parade is happening right now in Washington, DC.