Trump Economic Adviser Kudlow Leaves Hospital After Heart Attack

Elias Hubbard
June 13, 2018

He co-authored an editorial arguing tariffs are a tax on consumers earlier this year before Trump chose him as director of the White House National Economic Council.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday tore into Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for "double crossing" President Trump with critical comments about US trade policy.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that Kudlow experienced "a very mild heart attack" and had been admitted to Walter Reed Military Medical Center on Monday. Doctors expected Kudlow to make a "full and speedy recovery".

Trump announced Kudlow's heart attack in a tweet sent minutes before he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

Before his heart attack, he blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for criticizing Trump after the G-7 summit in Canada.

Kudlow replaced Gary Cohn, who resigned in March.

"President Trump played that process in good faith".

Kudlow had worked as a White House budget aide in the Reagan administration, and had also been an informal advisor to the 2016 Trump campaign.

After working in President Ronald Reagan's administration, Kudlow moved to Wall Street and, though he never completed a master's program in economics and policy at Princeton University, served as chief economist at Bear Stearns. He had always been known as a respected business and economics commentator, getting his own CNBC show in 2011. He was a CNBC contributor before returning to the White House this year.

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