Report: Trump's Top Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow Hospitalized After Heart Attack


President Donald Trump tweeted Monday afternoon that economic advisor Larry Kudlow has suffered a heart attack and has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center.

Fox News reported that Kudlow, who Trump tapped to be the director of the National Economic Council in March, is 70 years old.

Kudlow began his career as a staff economist with the Federal Reserve Bank in New York in the 1970s.

He transitioned to the Reagan Administration in 1981, where he served in the Office of Management and Budget.

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More recently, Kudlow was a CNBC on-air personality, where he was a regular guest on “Squawk Box,” among other programs.

The economic adviser accompanied Trump to the G7 Summit in Quebec late last week.

In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Kudlow accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of stabbing the U.S. in the back over the issue of tariffs.

“He really kind of stabbed us in the back,” said Kudlow. “He did a great disservice to whole G7.”

Kudlow struggled with cocaine and alcohol addictions in the 1990s, but told The New York Times in March he has been sober for 23 years.

Update: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that Kudlow experienced a “very mild heart attack” and is expected to make a “full and speedy recovery,” CNBC reported.

“Earlier today National Economic Council Director and Assistant to the President Larry Kudlow, experienced what his doctors say was a very mild heart attack,” she said.

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“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.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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