U.S. ambassador to Panama resigns
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January 12, 2018 03:54 PM
The State Department confirms the U.S. Ambassador to Panama, John Feeley, has resigned because he says he no longer feels he can comfortably serve under President Trump.
Feeley is the first U.S. diplomat to resign after the president's vulgar comments during Thursday's immigration meeting. However, the resignation was planned before that.
The president insists he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians."
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story was inaccurate when it said Feeley resigned over the comments attributed to the president. In fact, his resignation was letter submitted before those comments were reported. We regret the error.
Updated: January 12, 2018 03:54 PM
Created: January 12, 2018 12:42 PM
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