The U.S. ambassador to Qatar reportedly resigned on Tuesday over President Trump’s criticism of the Persian Gulf nation. 
CNBC’s John Harwood reported that Ambassador Dana Shell Smith resigned over Trump’s attacks. Harwood cited Trump’s recent comments about Qatar, saying they undermined State Department efforts to ease tensions. 
Smith previously appeared to criticize the Trump administration in a tweet that came before Trump’s comments on Qatar.
“Increasingly difficult to wake up overseas to news from home, knowing I will spend today explaining our democracy and institutions,” Smith tweeted last month. 
The career diplomat was appointed to her post by former President Barack Obama Barack Obama US ambassador to Qatar resigns: report Axelrod: Trump Cabinet meeting was ’embarrassing’ McCain strikes back as Trump’s chief critic MORE and confirmed by the Senate in 2014.
Trump slammed Qatar, last week, saying it funded terrorism. His comments came amid the region’s own diplomatic crisis, with Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, …
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