Mainstream media is painting the resignation of the U.S. Ambassador to Panama, John Feeley, as a reaction to President Trump’s comments about allowing people from “s***hole” countries to come into the United States. Unless the Ambassador could see into the future, this could not be true. The Obama appointee submitted his resignation before the comments.
FYI – The resignation occurred prior to the comments. https://t.co/QuPKMOxQgB
— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) January 12, 2018
Granted, the Ambassador, who is departing in March, cited “principle” and an inability to work with the Trump administration, but it wasn’t a reaction to the comments as many in the media are instantly painting it.
The US ambassador to Panama has resigned.
The Ambassador is a career foreign service officer named John Feeley. Feeley was appointed by Obama in 2015 and had stayed on in the new administration.