BIG UPDATE: US Ambassador to Panama resigns, but apparently NOT over Trump’s comments


Apparently the reporting on this was inaccurate. According to Matt Lee of the AP, this resignation happened before Trump’s comments:

I don’t know why Reuters chose to put this story out now, but I can imagine they were hoping the two things would be conflated.

So you can disregard the story below.

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The US Ambassador to Panama has just resigned, citing how he can no longer work for Trump. This is presumably over Trump’s comments from the DACA meeting yesterday:

Here’s more:

The US ambassador to Panama has resigned from his post on principle, writing in a resignation letter to the State Department that he can no longer serve the Trump administration, according to Reuters.

The US State Department confirmed the departure of John D Feeley, saying he decided to “retire for personal reasons, as of 9 March this year”.

“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 honour-bound to resign. That time has come,” Mr Feeley said.


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