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Ambassador To Panama Just Quit, Refuses To Work For A Racist Donald Trump

According to NBC News, the U.S. Ambassador to Panama has resigned from his post, saying he can no longer serve under Donald Trump.

NBC News reported Friday that John Feeley resigned his position because he feels he cannot “comfortably” serve under Trump.

In a statement, the State Department said Feeley decided to retire for “personal reasons.”

Feeley’s resignation comes after Trump reportedly referred to Haiti and African countries as “shithole countries” in a meeting with lawmakers on Thursday.

“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,” Feeley said, according to an excerpt of his resignation letter read to Reuters.

A State Department spokeswoman confirmed Feeley’s departure, saying that he “has informed the White House, the Department of State, and the Government of Panama of his decision to retire for personal reasons, as of March 9 of this year.”

Nicole James
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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three teenagers.

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