US Ambassador Steps Down, Says He Can't Work 'Faithfully' For Trump

US Ambassador to Panama Resigns, Citing Trump Policies

US Ambassador To Panama Resigned BEFORE S**thole Comments

The US ambassador to Panama has resigned from his post, telling the State Department that he can no longer serve under President Trump, according to reports.

The Department of State confirmed the departure of John D. Feeley, a career diplomat and former Navy helicopter pilot, stating that the ambassador made a decision to retire for personal reasons.

Feeley had told State Department officials about stepping down on December 27, 2017, and so, it is not a direct response to Trump's alleged use of the word "shithole" to describe certain nations, officials said.

A State Department spokeswoman confirmed Mr Feeley's departure, saying that he "has informed the White House, the Department of State, and the Government of Panama of his decision to retire for personal reasons, as of March 9 of this year". Officials said Feeley's departure was communicated to the U.S. "That time has come", he added.

A number of journalists falsely reported that two US ambassadors resigned in protest of alleged comments President Donald Trump made Thursday, when he was accused of using vulgar language to describe many third-world countries.

US Ambassador to Panama Resigns, Citing Trump Policies
US ambassador to Panama steps down

Reached by TWS, the State Department declined to comment on whether the excerpt was genuine.

Speaking to journalists at the State Department, he said, "Everyone has a line that they will not cross".

Despite defenses from outspoken voices in conservative media, President Trump has confusingly offered a denial that also acts as confirmation of his "sh*thole" remark regarding immigrants from Africa, El Salvador, and Haiti.

"Due to his unwavering belief in the importance of the integration of the countries of the Americas, the ambassador focused most of his career in Latin America and the Caribbean", the U.S. Embassy Panama said in a Spanish-language press release.

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