Free Fallin’ ... with Thom Tillis
North Carolina senator goes a skydiving

Sen. Thom Tillis tandem skydives Thursday somewhere above Fayetteville, N. C. (Screenshot via Sen. Thom Tillis/YouTube)

Obama to Trump: Stop 'Trash-Talking' U.S. Troops
President says American military is best, most lethal in world

Khizr Khan and his wife, whose son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan was killed in Iraq, address the Democratic National Convention last week. President Obama on Monday criticized remarks from Donald Trump, who calls the military a "disaster." (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

In remarks to military veterans on Monday, President Barack Obama  appeared to criticize Donald Trump for “talking trash” about America’s fighting forces.  

The Republican presidential nominee has repeatedly called the state of the U.S. military under Obama a “disaster.” And in recent days Trump has harshly criticized the parents of a Muslim Army captain who was killed in Iraq after ensuring his subordinates were safe.  

Trump Camp Says He Wasn't Calling US Troops Thieves
N.Y. mogul criticized after saying soldiers stole from Iraq reconstruction funds

A Donald Trump spokeswoman said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee wasn't referring to U.S. troops when he said at a rally Tuesday that soldiers involved in reconstruction efforts in Iraq "were living quite well" after stealing millions of dollars.

"Mr. Trump was referring to Iraqi soldiers," Hope Hicks told NBC News Tuesday evening after he had made the remarks at a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina.