US Ambassador To Panama Calls It Quits: ‘I Can No Longer Work For Trump’
One can only take so much working under Donald Trump and U.S. ambassador to Panama John D. Feeley has had enough of working with the Trump administration. Feeley wrote a resignation letter to the State Department that he can no longer serve under Trump.
According to the US State Department, Feeley has decided to “retire for personal reasons, as of 9 March this year”.
Feeley wrote in his resignation letter:
“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 honor-bound to resign. That time has come.”
The State Department said they knew about the resignation as of the 27th of December, which was before Trump’s comments about “sh*thole countries.”
Under-secretary of State Steve Goldstein said Mr Feeley’s departure was not a response to the President’s reported comments.
“Everyone has a line that they will not cross,” he said. “If the ambassador feels that he can no longer serve … then he has made the right decision for himself and we respect that.”