WASHINGTON—Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffered a heart attack and was being treated on Monday, June 12, at a Washington-area hospital, Trump said in a tweet.
“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,” Trump said on Twitter minutes before he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.
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) June 12, 2018
Kudlow’s wife, Judy Kudlow, said her husband was “doing fine,” Washington Post reporter Robert Costa said on Twitter.
No additional information on Kudlow’s condition was immediately available from the White House. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is in suburban Maryland.
A longtime television commentator, Kudlow, 70, was hired by Trump in March to replace Gary Cohn as director of the National Economic Council.
Kudlow joined the president at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec on Friday and Saturday.
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.
He has acknowledged ups and downs in his life, having been addicted to drugs and alcohol before getting sober more than 20 years ago.
By Eric Beech