Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Larry Kudlow, President Trump's chief economic adviser, suffers heart attack

Larry Kudlow, President Trump's chief economic adviser, suffers heart attack

"He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center", Trump said.

The economic adviser appeared on CNN's State of The Union Sunday Morning.

Before joining the White House, Kudlow vocally opposed the protectionist trade agenda that Trump promoted, but he has become a forceful advocate for the president's policies since joining the administration.

Kudlow, 70, a conservative commentator, replaced Gary Cohn who resigned in March.

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a television interview outside the West Wing of the White House on May 18, 2018. He previously worked as a host on CNBC, and before that as a banker and economic adviser in the Reagan administration. While he had the backing of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, he was ultimately overruled by Robert Lighthizer, the US trade representative.

Last week, Mr. Kudlow floated the possibility of dividing NAFTA talks and cutting separate bilateral deals with Canada and Mexico.

Kudlow came to Trump's aid on Sunday, picking up the president's criticism of Candian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after the Group of Seven meeting in Canada. "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".

Trump's tweet came minutes before he is expected to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to discuss a possible deal for the country to denuclearize.

"Earlier today", Kudlow "experienced what his doctors say was a very mild heart attack".

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