Just minutes before his groundbreaking meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that his top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, had suffered a heart attack.
“Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack,” said Trump. “He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center.”
Larry Kudlow replaced Gary Kohn as the top economic advisor for the Trump administration in March. He was previously a host on CNBC as well as a banker and economic advisor for the Reagan administration.
Kudlow was an important member of the G7 summit where economic negotiations and tariffs took center stage. He stood by Trump’s criticisms of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s unfair tariffs.
Kudlow’s wife Judy told the Washington Post not long after the news broke that her husband is recovering well.
“He’s doing fine,” she told the Post. “Doctors here are fabulous.”
In a statement released by the White House, Kudlow suffered a “very mild heart attack.”
“Earlier today, National Economic Council Director and Assistant to the President, Larry Kudlow, experienced what his doctors say, was a very mild heart attack,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said. “Larry is currently in good condition at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and his doctors expect he will make a full and speedy recovery.”
“The President and his Administration send their thoughts and prayers to Larry and his family,” she concluded.