A few minutes before the opening of the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Trump’s chief economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, suffered a heart attack.
“Our Grand Larry Kudlow, who worked so hard on business and the economy, just had a heart attack. He is now at the Walter Reed Medical Center near Washington, President Trump announced on his Twitter account.
Kudlow is “fine,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Monday evening.
President Trump’s chief economic adviser was not traveling to Singapore, but he attended the G7 summit on Friday and Saturday in Charlevoix.
The 70-year-old man has given several interviews to defend Donald Trump’s flip-flop, who withdrew his support for the G7’s final statement because of offensive remarks by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Kudlow has been at the heart of President Trump’s trade disputes over the last few months, including participating in missions in China and Canada.
Although he has long opposed tariff barriers, Larry Kudlow has supported Donald Trump’s decisions to set tariffs for China and several US allied countries, such as Canada, Mexico, and the United States. European Union. He called these rates “a useful tool”.
The conservative economist, who has previously served as advisor to President Ronald Reagan, became a columnist on television. He succeeded Gary Cohn in March 2018 as director of the National Economic Council.
He has already admitted to having problems with drug and alcohol addiction until about twenty years ago.
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