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U.S. ambassador to Panama quits and says he can not serve under Trump

U.S. ambassador to Panama quits and says he can not serve under Trump”

Feeley told the US State Department in a letter that he could no longer fulfill the foreign service oath "to serve faithfully the president and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies", according to Reuters, which was read part of the letter.

Contrary to some early speculation, Feeley tendered his resignation prior to Trump's reported comments (which the president denies making). "That time has come", Feeley wrote.

"Ambassador Feeley informed leadership of his decision on December 27, 2017", the State Department said.

But an excerpt from his resignation letter reported by Reuters indicates that Feeley is indeed resigning out of protest of the Trump presidency.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

The remarks, made in a meeting with Democratic and Republican lawmakers on the issue of immigration, has been roundly condemned by both parties.

Then, Donald Trump becomes president, and in less than a year, he blows up so much of the image of America that you have worked your whole career to build up overseas.

Trump said he'd prefer to receive immigrants from countries like Norway.

Speaking to journalists at the State Department, he said, "Everyone has a line that they will not cross". Made up by Dems. Goldstein told reporters at the State Department.

He has served since 2016, appointed by former president Barack Obama, in a foreign service appointment which typically lasts around three years. Before assuming his current position, Feeley served as principal deputy assistant secretary for Western Hemisphere affairs from 2012 to 2015.

Elizabeth Shackelford, who worked in Nairobi for the United States mission to Somalia, resigned in December.

"It is the cultural heritage of machismo, which is a bad thing in many ways", Feeley said.

He is the first U.S. Ambassador to resign because of the president.



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