U.S. ambassador to Panama resigns, says he can't work under Trump anymore

Feeley is shown being sworn in at the State Department in Washington D.C. in 2016

The U.S. State Department confirmed Feeley's departure from the post, saying that he made a decision to "retire for personal reasons, as of 9 March this year", according to Reuters.

Feeley's career included serving as the No. 2 official in the State Department bureau that deals with Latin America, as deputy chief of mission at the USA embassy in Mexico City and as director for Central American affairs in Washington.

"Ambassador Feeley informed leadership of his decision on December 27, 2017", the State Department said.

The U.S. ambassador to Panama has resigned, saying that he no longer felt able to serve President Donald Trump.

In Feeley's letter, he said he could no longer faithfully serve the president.

"My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign", Feeley continued. "That time has come", Feeley said in his resignation letter, according to Reuters.

The White House did not deny Trump made the statement for more than 12 hours before the president himself spoke out about it on Twitter.

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"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

Despite defenses from outspoken voices in conservative media, President Trump has confusingly offered a denial that also acts as confirmation of his "sh*thole" remark regarding immigrants from Africa, El Salvador, and Haiti.

"Everyone has a line that they don't want to cross and we respect that", Goldstein said. But Under-secretary of State Steve Goldstein seemed to confirm as much in comments to reporters on Friday.

Feeley was a career diplomat who was sworn in as ambassador in January 2016.

Elizabeth Shackelford, who worked in Nairobi for the USA mission to Somalia, resigned in December. "[It is] not just in the manifestation of anti-LGBT attitudes".

Officials said Feeley's departure was communicated to the U.S.

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