After spending more than two years assisting President Joe Biden, it's been announced that personal aide Stephen Goepfert — often referred to as the POTUS' "bodyman" — will be leaving his position at the end of the week for a new gig at at the Transportation Department.
Goepfert and the 79-year-old have become tight since the latter first kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign.
"From the campaign to the White House, Stephen Goepfert has been by my side. In moments big, small, and extraordinary, he’s been a trusted and loyal confidant who everyone counts on and who always delivers," Biden shared in an official statement. "Jill and I will miss Stephen, but we’re proud that he will continue to serve the American people in his new role in the Biden-Harris administration as he continues his career in public service."
Filling Goepfert's spot is White House receptionist Jacob Spreyer. The job may not a flashy one, but it's of the upmost importance since they support the Commander in Chief in all aspects of life.
"You’re literally at the border of where the President’s privacy and public duties sit – you have to have the right touch and right skill set," Steve Ricchetti," another one of Biden's aides explained. "Stephen has had the ability and the willingness to help the President navigate everything he did throughout the day. That ends up being a critical role."
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"There is nothing that President Biden values more than authentic personal connection with people who he meets along the way," continued Richetti. "How his personal aide treats other people alongside of him is vitally important as an expression of who the President is – and Stephen is just phenomenal at that."
Goepfert is also know for making strides, as he is the first openly gay individual to be a president's aide.
His departure from the White House is hardly the first, as notables such as Dana Remus, press secretary Jen Psaki and rapid response director Mike Gwin have all left the building as well.
Richetti talked to CNN, the first outlet to report the news.