Trump 'body man' planning to leave White House

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE's personal aide and "body man" plans to leave the White House in the coming weeks, an administration official said Monday.

Jordan Karem, who has worked with Trump since the 2016 presidential campaign and served as the director of Oval Office operations since March, is expected to leave around the start of 2019.

“Jordan Karem is great guy who I have gotten to know well over the last several years. He was with me from the beginning, and I appreciate his loyalty and his commitment to my administration," Trump said in a statement.

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"He did an excellent job working with me and my team. I know he will do many great things in the future," Trump added.

Karem sees Trump early in the morning and late at night and joins the president when he travels. He has reportedly served as a confidant on personal and political matters, as well.

Karem joined the Trump campaign as a staffer in July 2015. He went on to serve as press director for then-vice presidential candidate Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE, a special assistant to the president and trip director.

An administration official said Karem had planned to leave following this month's midterms and intends to take a job in the private sector.

His departure is the latest in a series of changes within the administration since the midterm elections.

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The president has said he is considering a few other Cabinet changes, though he has not specified which positions. Trump has repeatedly noted that it is common for an administration to have turnover after the midterms.