U.S. ambassador to Panama resigns because he can 'no longer work for Trump'.



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Comments:

13 Jan 2018 00:55 - +24926
*"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 honour-bound to resign. That time has come," Mr Feeley said.* Worth noting that he made this decision *before* the shitholes comment.
13 Jan 2018 02:08 - +5757
Why do Trump fans in these threads always call people having an opinion they don't share a circle jerk? A lot of people hate Trump because there are a lot of reasons to hate him. It's no a bandwagon, it's a popular opinion backed by sound reasoning.
13 Jan 2018 02:12 - +5022
A man, a plan, a resignation, Panama
13 Jan 2018 01:01 - +4332
So how many officials have resigned now since Trump's term began?
13 Jan 2018 00:44 - +3750
I know this is probably a question that gets asked two dozen times a day probably, but... How do we still have this man as our president right now? How do we actually factually still have *this* guy, *this* fuckin guy, as our president? You'd think he's proven his complete and total incompetence by now. But I guess the answer to that question is that he hasn't done something so blatantly illegal that nobody can ignore it.
13 Jan 2018 02:16 - +2943
This is literally what the Russians wanted. Weak US foreign relations and shite diplomacy.
13 Jan 2018 02:27 - +1575
“If you don’t fund the State Department fully, then I need to buy more ammunition ultimately," Jim Mattis United States Secretary of Defense... In other words we make diplomacy work or young American men and women die. So if you want to "support the troops" you must support diplomacy!
13 Jan 2018 02:37 - +898
"Well I was going to fire him anyway." -Probably Trump
13 Jan 2018 02:33 - +860
Ambassadorships are highly prized, valued positions. I respect his decision to leave for the sake of his principles, it couldn't have been easy
13 Jan 2018 02:56 - +822
* 30% turnover among upper management. * Executives getting most of the money. * Workers getting screwed and told to sue if they don't like it. * Overpriced, utterly inadequate access to health care. * Total disregard for federal authority and blatant glee in circumventing laws designed to prevent illicit activities. * Golden parachutes packed at the cost of the working-class's wages. It looks like Trump supporters got exactly what they wanted: Trump is running the country like he runs his businesses.
13 Jan 2018 03:56 - +292
As a Panamanian who has personally met the guy, it's a shame because he is a super nice guy.
13 Jan 2018 01:24 - +242
Being an ambassador for Trump in a place like that has got to be one of the worst jobs every. Just constantly getting shit on by locals for stupid shit your boss says.
13 Jan 2018 01:34 - +231
Why now though? After all Trump has said that has been abhorrent, especially as he resigned before the shitholes comment, will be interesting to see what the straw that broke the camels back actually was.
13 Jan 2018 02:30 - +195
We're losing an entire generation of highly experienced diplomats and other service personnel and we're -not- going to recover from this anytime soon. The only hope is, like a lot of the Cabinet positions, the Trump Administration doesn't bother filling the vacancies and the next Administration will try and get these folks back...
13 Jan 2018 03:30 - +127
"No, you're fired from being my ambassador to Pandora!"
13 Jan 2018 03:00 - +70
This guy served his nation for 35 years, through wars, depressions, social and political unrest, through multiple administrations. A year of having to deal with Trump and he's done. You can't make this shit up people.
13 Jan 2018 04:06 - +12
More soft power down the tubes. Losing smarts and gaining rubes. America come sing your dirge and revel in your talent's purge.

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