America's ambassador to Estonia has resigned amid a string of recent controversial comments President Donald Trump has launched against long-standing European allies.
Ambassador James Melville announced his resignation on Friday via a private Facebook message sent to family and friends, complaining of the president's behavior and hostile attitude towards America's friends in Europe.
'A Foreign Service Officer's DNA is programmed to support policy and we're schooled right from the start, that if there ever comes a point where one can no longer do so, particularly if one is in a position of leadership, the honorable course is to resign,' Melville wrote in the post, which was obtained by Foreign Policy Magazine.
Ambassador James Melville (Left) announced his resignation earlier this week via a private Facebook message sent to family
'Having served under six presidents and 11 secretaries of state, I never really thought it would reach that point for me,' he added.
Melville served in the US State Department for more than 33 years and was appointed Ambassador to Estonia in 2015.
He was set to retire in the coming months, but Trump's comments and behavior towards the EU helped accelerate Melville's decision, according to Foreign Policy.
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'For the President to say the EU was "set up to take