Larry Kudlow Has Suffered a Heart Attack

12 June, 2018, 05:38 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Larry Kudlow the top economic adviser to President Donald Trump.   Carolyn Kaster  AP Images

President Donald Trump said that his top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, suffered a heart attack and was being treated Monday at a military hospital. "He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center", Mr Trump tweeted.

Kudlow, who was born Jewish but converted to Roman Catholicism, was appointed head of the National Economic Council in April. "He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center", President Trump wrote on Twitter.

Mr. Kudlow's condition was not immediately clear.

Washington Post reporter Robert Costa received a statement from Kudlow's wife Judy Kudlow.

Kudlow, an unabashed supporter of free trade, joined the Trump administration earlier this year.

Kudlow with Trump.   Getty Images  Pool
Kudlow with Trump. Getty Images Pool

He did several media interviews on Sunday to vigorously defend Trump after the president's trade spat with summit host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Kudlow, who is a wry and upbeat speaker, has adopted some of Trump's hard-line rhetoric while working inside the West Wing.

Kudlow, 70, was not traveling with the US President in Singapore, but he had just returned to the United States from the G7 summit in Canada, where trade tensions dominated the atmosphere.

The New Jersey native - who worked on Democratic political campaigns with Bill Clinton as a student - worked in Ronald Reagan's White House and later as chief economist at the Bear Stearns investment firm.

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