A number of journalists falsely reported that two U.S. ambassadors resigned in protest of alleged comments President Donald Trump made Thursday, when he was accused of using vulgar language to describe many third-world countries.
Reuters reported Friday that U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley had resigned, citing his unwillingness to advance Trump policies.
“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,” he wrote 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.”
Because the Reuters story came the day after the Trump comments, media outlets like MSNBC falsely assumed the two were connected.
Read more at the Washington Free Beacon.