John Feeley, the Ambassador to Panama explains why he had to get away from trump administration
Posted: 25 May 2018 08:32 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Thinking of the swamp,
seems to me a good assessment of who our President is

The Diplomat Who Quit the Trump Administration
By Jon Lee Anderson, May 28, 2018 issue

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/28/the-diplomat-who-quit-the-trump-administration
For John Feeley, the Ambassador to Panama, moral failings at home seemed to compound tactical failings abroad.

... Still, Feeley was disheartened by his initial meeting with Trump. “In private, he is exactly like he is on TV, except that he doesn’t curse in public,” he told me. Feeley sensed that Trump saw every unknown person as a threat, and that his first instinct was to annihilate that threat. “He’s like a velociraptor,” he said. “He has to be boss, and if you don’t show him deference he kills you.””

sounds like a reasonable suggestion of why so many are rolling over for him.

Last December, half a year after the meeting in the Oval Office, Feeley submitted a letter of resignation.
Many diplomats have been dismayed by the Trump Administration; since the Inauguration, sixty per cent of the State Department’s highest-ranking diplomats have left. But Feeley broke with his peers by publicly declaring his reasons. In an op-ed in the Washington Post, titled “Why I Could No Longer Serve This President,” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-i-could-no-longer-serve-this-president/2018/03/08/f444f086-225c-11e8-86f6-54bfff693d2b_story.html) he said that Trump had “warped and betrayed” what he regarded as “the traditional core values of the United States.”

Tossing this one in because l like Don’s style and John makes clear it’s the rapid erosion of values that forced him to quite rather than trump’s ‘style’.

CNN - Don Lemon
Published on May 22, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4LDUenFr3s

The former Ambassador to Panama, John Feeley, speaks to CNN’s Don Lemon about a recent interview with the New Yorker,
where he explained why he could no longer serve the Trump Administration as a diplomat

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