Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack, president says

Leroy Wright
June 12, 2018

United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday (June 12) tweeted that his top economic adviser had suffered a heart attack.

News of Kudlow's medical condition was made public by President Trump as he prepared to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Ironically, Kudlow opposed the tariffs as well, writing an open letter to Trump saying such a protectionist move is nothing but a tax hike in disguise, that gets passed on to consumers at the cash register. He accused Trump's Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, on Sunday of betraying Trump for portraying him as weak ahead of his historic meeting with Kim. Before joining the White House, he had vigorously opposed the protectionist trade agenda that Trump promoted, but he became a forceful advocate for Trump's policies since joining the administration.

President Trump says his chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, has suffered a heart attack and is being hospitalized.

Donald Trump tweeted out the news of Kudlow's heart attack
GETTYDonald Trump tweeted out the news of Kudlow's heart attack

He graduated from the University of Rochester in NY and later attended Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, although he did not graduate and as he became a junior economist with the Federal Reserve of NY. He left that position in the early 1990s to treat an addiction to alcohol and drugs.

Kudlow, who is 70 years old, had just joined the Trump administration in March.

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