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

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack, Trump says

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack, Trump says

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Monday that Larry Kudlow, his top economic adviser, had suffered a heart attack. "He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center", Mr. Trump wrote.

Kudlow, a Republican who served as an economic adviser to former President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s and also worked on Wall Street, is an ardent advocate of "supply side" economic policies that focus on cutting taxes and reducing regulations. U.S. President Donald Trump says Kudlow suffered a heart attack on June 11.

During internal White House deliberations this spring, Mr. Kudlow argued in favour of cutting a quick deal with Canada and Mexico to resolve NAFTA renegotiations, said sources with knowledge of the confidential talks.

"Here's the thing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back", Kudlow said on CNN Sunday.

Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, had joined Trump last week in Canada for what became a contentious meeting of the Group of Seven world leaders.

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Kudlow went on to label Trudeau's news conference, at which the prime minister said "Canadians will not be pushed around" on the issue of tariffs, as a "betrayal". He was a CNBC contributor before returning to the White House this year.

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