Larry Kudlow, the chief economic adviser to President Donald Trump, suffered a heart attack Monday, but was expected to fully recover.
Trump broke the news with a tweet just before his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: “Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack. He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center.”
Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack. He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders later said Kudlow was in good condition after suffering a “very mild” heart attack, and doctors expect him to make a “full and speedy recovery.”
Kudlow, 70, is the director of the National Economic Council and was part of the U.S. negotiating team over the weekend at the G-7 meeting in Quebec.
During a fiery interview on CNN on Sunday, Kudlow said Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “kind of stabbed us in the back” after Trudeau reiterated that U.S. tariffs against Canada were “insulting” and would result in retaliatory tariffs against the U.S.