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.
More recently, Kudlow was a CNBC on-air personality, where he was a regular guest on “Squawk Box,” among other programs.
•70 years old
•Former WH budget aide for the Reagan administration
•Served 7 years as chief economist at Bear Stearns
•Served as informal adviser to Trump's 2016 campaign
•March 2018: Named top WH economic adviser https://t.co/So27kBeXyn
— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) June 12, 2018
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.
President Trump’s chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow accuses Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of undermining the US and its allies with comments he made at the G7 summit: “He really kind of stabbed us in the back” https://t.co/a4EN9qhTZD pic.twitter.com/gUlb3VrOeI
— CNN (@CNN) June 10, 2018
“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.
“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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