No, the US ambassador to Panama did not resign over Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

· January 12, 2018  
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Several news organizations have incorrectly reported that John Feeley, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Panama, resigned from his post in the aftermath of President Trump’s reported use of the word “shithole” to describe particular nations.

https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/951855007317585920

https://twitter.com/MaryEmilyOHara/status/951852095086452736

Here’s what MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi had to say:

https://twitter.com/AliVelshi/status/951853841867210753

And another Tweet from an NPR producer:

https://twitter.com/KBMM/status/951855054511837188

From the Washington Blade’s Michael Lavers:

It appears to be very fake news, according to a publication in Panama.

According to Panama’s Dia a Dia news, Feeley announced his resignation Thursday around noon, which was well before news reports came out about the president’s controversial “shithole” comment.

The report said Feeley resigned for undisclosed personal reasons and that he reported his decision in a statement to both the White House and the government in Panama.

Additionally, it’s strange that the media is grouping Panama with Haiti and other impoverished nations referenced by the president. Over the past few years, Panama has been a free country that has experienced a soaring GDP per capita, thanks to deregulation and a business-friendly climate. Panamanians are also reported to be the happiest people in the world.


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Author: Jordan Schachtel

Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review and editor of The Dossier for CRTV. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.