US Panama Ambassador Resigns Over Trump

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John Feeley, 56, who worked at the State Department for almost 30 years, announced his resignation in a letter to the State Department.

According to multiple media reports, Mr. Feeley in his resignation letter said that he can not serve under the current US President.

Feeley's departure had been communicated to State Department officials on December 27 and was not a response to Trump's alleged use of the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries at a meeting on Thursday, U.S. officials said.

Trump's alleged comments about African nations being "shitholes" is unlikely to improve the mood among members of the USA diplomatic corps.

Throughout his 35 years in both the nation's Marines and Department of State, the ambassador dedicated his efforts to supporting integration and maintaining good relations between the Americas. "If the ambassador feels that he can no longer serve ... then he has made the right decision for himself and we respect that".

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"John was born for the foreign service", said the US official.

Feeley announced his resignation Thursday, saying he could not serve under president Donald Trump.

He remained busy under Trump.

"He is a career diplomat who has focused much of his work on Latin American and Caribbean issues, both in Washington and in the region", his bio reads. He arranged an Oval Office meeting with Trump and Panama's president.

While Trump has claimed that he never used the pejorative term about purported U.S. ally nation-states, multiple sources have confirmed that the president made the disparaging comments "repeatedly," cited by the Washington Post. As it turns out though, Feeley resigned last month. "And there will be more".

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