Donald Trump Reveals Larry Kudlow Suffered a Heart Attack

Tuesday, 12 Jun, 2018

Kudlow, 70, joined Team Trump in mid-March, coming from CNBC.

Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump's top adviser on economic issues, had a heart attack on Monday and has been taken to the hospital, the president announced in a tweet from Singapore. The meeting was shadowed by the Trump administration's escalation of rhetoric on trade and tariffs and splintered shortly after the president left Quebec and tweeted he was pulling back his approval of a joint statement by the group. He replaced Gary Cohn, who resigned after losing his battle against imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

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.

Kudlow appeared Sunday on CNN to back up Trump's complaint that he had been blindsided by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's criticism of his tariff threats at a summit-ending news conference.

News of Kudlow's medical condition was made public by President Trump as he prepared to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a television interview outside the West Wing of the White House on May 18, 2018.