WASHINGTON – The chief economic adviser of the White House, Larry Kudlow, was hospitalized on Monday after suffering a heart attack, US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday in Singapore.
“Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack,” Trump said on Twitter.
Kudlow, 70, was admitted to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a hospital outside of Washington, DC, where US presidents are traditionally treated.
After Trump’s message on Twitter, the White House spokesperson, Sarah Sanders, said that Kudlow’s heart attack was “very mild” and he was in a “good condition.”
“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,” she added.
Trump appointed Kudlow in March as the new director of the National Economic Council to replace Gary Cohn, who resigned due to his disagreement with Trump’s tariff policy.
Kudlow took office at a time of heightened trade tensions with China and other traditional allies such as Canada, Mexico and the European Union.
On Sunday, following the conclusion of the G7 Summit in Canada, Kudlow said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “stabbed us in the back.”