U.S. Ambassador to Panama Resigns Following Trump’s ‘Sh*thole’ Comments

The State Department has informed the media that John Feeley, the U.S. ambassador to Panama, plans to leave his position in March. Multiple news agencies report that Feeley says he can no longer serve under the Trump Administration, and will be leaving for “personal reasons.” An excerpt of Feeley’s resignation letter has also been obtained by reporters.
“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] — —
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