A US Ambassador Resigned Because He Can No Longer Serve Under Trump

US ambassador to Panama steps down says cannot serve Donald Trump

"That time has come", Feeley said, according to an excerpt of the letter read to Reuters.

"My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honour-bound to resign".

Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein said Feeley's departure was not related to the President's latest controversial remarks.Goldstein said he knew of Feeley's planned resignation 24 hours before Trump's alleged remarks, according to the Guardian.

A State Department official told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that Feeley had made them aware of his impending departure on December 27, and said he was leaving "for personal reasons".

A local Panama newspaper reported Feely's resignation early Thursday before The Washington Post reported that Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as "shithole countries" in a meeting with lawmakers.


Feeley's career included serving as the No. 2 official in the State Department bureau that deals with Latin America, as deputy chief of mission at the USA embassy in Mexico City and as director for Central American affairs in Washington. Trump denies the claims.

So widespread was the disinformation, that the State Department issued a statement correcting the record.

"Everyone has a line that they will not cross", Goldstein said. He was nominated to the ambassadorship by President Barack Obama in July 2015 and was sworn into the post on January 15, 2016.

Elizabeth Shackelford, who worked in Nairobi for the U.S. mission to Somalia, resigned in December.

Feeley was also a vocal supporter of former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Wally Brewster, whose appointment generated a backlash because Brewster is married to a man.

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