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US ambassador to Panama says he can't serve Trump

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The US ambassador to Panama has quit because he says he is no longer able to serve under President Donald Trump.
John Feeley, a former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, said he was "honour-bound" to resign.
The US Department of State, which oversees American diplomats, learned of his resignation in late December.
It was not a direct response to Mr Trump's
alleged use of the term "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries.
"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," Mr Feeley said in his resignation letter.
"My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign. That time has come."
Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein confirmed he was aware of Mr Feeley's planned departure ahead of the president's alleged remarks on Thursday.
He said the ambassador, a career diplomat who spent most of his life working on Latin American issues, was leaving for "personal reasons".

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