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 John TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown 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.