The US Ambassador to Panama has just resigned, citing how he can no longer work for Trump. This is presumably over Trump’s comments from the DACA meeting yesterday:
Reuters: The U.S. ambassador to Panama has written a letter to the State Department announcing his resignation saying he resigns on principle and can no longer serve the Trump administration
— Jackson Proskow (@JProskowGlobal) January 12, 2018
U.S. State Department has confirmed the departure of the country’s ambassador to Panama saying he has decided to “retire for personal reasons” as of 9 March
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) January 12, 2018
BREAKING: NBC confirms with the State Department that the U.S. Ambassador to Panama, John Feeley, has resigned because he no longer feels he can comfortably serve under @realDonaldTrump. Feeley is the first U.S. diplomat to resign over the president’s comments.
— Mary Emily O’Hara (@MaryEmilyOHara) January 12, 2018
The US ambassador to Panama has resigned from his post on principle, writing in a resignation letter to the State Department that he can no longer serve the Trump administration, according to Reuters.
The US State Department confirmed the departure of John D Feeley, saying he decided to “retire for personal reasons, as of 9 March this year”.
“As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the President and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies.
“My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honour-bound to resign. That time has come,” Mr Feeley said.
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