US ambassador to Estonia resigns over Trump comments on EU
HELSINKI - The Associated Press
In a private Facebook message posted on June 29, James D. Melville wrote: "For the President to say EU was ’set up to take advantage of the United States, to attack our piggy bank,’ or that ’NATO is as bad as NAFTA’ is not only factually wrong, but proves to me that it’s time to go."
Melville is a senior U.S. career diplomat who has served as the American ambassador in the Baltic nation and NATO member of Estonia since 2015. He has served the State Department for 33 years.
The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn did not immediately comment.