Reuters: 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— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) January 12, 2018
An excerpt of Feeley’s resignation letter has also been obtained by reporters.
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
“As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the president and his 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 honor bound to resign. That time has come.”The announcement comes while President Trump is facing accusations of racism (again) after he allegedly referred to nations in Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa as “sh*thole countries.” Trump denied saying some of these comments after a period of silence, though Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has said that news reports have accurately described his immigration meeting with the president. [Image via Wikimedia] — —