US Ambassador To Panama Resigned BEFORE S**thole Comments

Meanwhile President Donald Trump has cancelled a trip to London scheduled for next month

Meanwhile President Donald Trump has cancelled a trip to London scheduled for next month

Reuters reported Friday that U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley had resigned, citing his unwillingness to advance Trump policies.

Panama's DiaaDia reported his resignation before the Washington Post broke the news about Trump's offensive remarks in an Oval Office meeting with senators about immigration.

"My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honour-bound to resign".

The State Department confirmed that Feeley, who served for 35 years in the U.S.

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"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" "That time has come", Feeley said. The diplomat had given his notice well before Trump allegedly branded certain impoverished countries "s-holes". He tweeted: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

Reached by TWS, the State Department declined to comment on whether the excerpt was genuine. He was nominated to the ambassadorship by President Barack Obama in July 2015 and was sworn into the post on January 15, 2016.

"Due to his unwavering belief in the importance of the integration of the countries of the Americas, the ambassador focused most of his career in Latin America and the Caribbean", the U.S. Embassy Panama said in a Spanish-language press release.

The reports of the resignation comes just hours after the U.S. ambassador to Botswana was summoned as disparaging remarks Trump is alleged to have made about Africa and Haiti which sparked worldwide furor.

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