While the diplomat noted that he could not agree with the policies, opinions and actions of the strikingly-unpopular USA president, the State Department accepted Feeley's resignation with a simple statement acknowledging that the ambassador would "retire for personal reasons".
He added: "My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign". "It's one thing for us to go in and slam our hands on the table and say this is what we want ..."
John Feeley, U.S. ambassador to Panama, has resigned, the State Department said on Friday. He said that he felt that he was no longer able to serve under United States President Donald Trump. State Department on December 27, and was not in response to those alleged remarks from the president.
Panama will join the dozens of countries that do not now have Senate-confirmed USA ambassadors in place, including key U.S. allies like South Korea, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Goldstein told reporters at the State Department.More news: Turkey warns citizens against traveling to United States
She wrote in her resignation letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that she was quitting because the usa had abandoned human rights as a priority, according to Foreign Policy.
The State Department confirmed that Feeley, who served for 35 years in the U.S.
"He is a career diplomat who has focused much of his work on Latin American and Caribbean issues, both in Washington and in the region", his bio reads.
According to several reports, including a senior Democratic senator, Trump repeatedly called Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as "shithole countries" during a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform.