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US ambassador to Panama resigns, saying he can no longer work under Trump: report

US ambassador to Panama resigns, saying he can no longer work under Trump: report
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The U.S. ambassador to Panama has resigned from his post, saying he can no longer serve under President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE, according to multiple reports.

"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 in his resignation letter, according to Reuters.

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

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A local Panama newspaper reported Feely’s resignation early Thursday before The Washington Post reported that Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as “shithole countries” in a meeting with lawmakers.

According to State Department officials, Feely will serve until March 9. Deputy Chief of Mission Roxanne Cabral will assume his role until a new ambassador is appointed.

Feely is a former Marine Corps helicopter pilot and a career diplomat.   

Updated at 11:52 a.m.