And in what appears to be a case of coincidental timing, the US ambassador to Panama has announced his resignation from his position.
Feeley's resignation marks the end of a 35-year career in public service as a marine and diplomat, according to a notice from the US embassy in Panama.
"Ambassador Feeley informed leadership of his decision on December 27, 2017", the State Department said.
Feeley cited personal reasons for his departure, State Department spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala said, with no comment regarding his letter. Sources tell NPR that at that meeting, Trump and questioned why the USA admits immigrants from Haiti.
Local reports in Panama noted his resignation was before Trump allegedly called some African nations a "shithole". My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign.
Speaking to journalists at the State Department, he said, "Everyone has a line that they will not cross".
Feeley's resignation from the State Department is another indication of Trump's chaotic state department, led by Rex Tillerson, who refused to deny calling Trump a "f**king moron". "If the ambassador feels that he can no longer serve... then he has made the right decision for himself and we respect that".
Shortly thereafter, unconfirmed reports suggested American ambassadors to Haiti and Panama resigned as a result ShitholeGate.
Despite defenses from outspoken voices in conservative media, President Trump has confusingly offered a denial that also acts as confirmation of his "sh*thole" remark regarding immigrants from Africa, El Salvador, and Haiti.