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White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers apparent heart attack

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow talks to the press outside the West Wing of the White House on April 6, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffered a heart attack Monday, according to a tweet from the president.

“Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack. He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center,” Trump tweeted Monday night.

The tweet came as the president was in a motorcade traveling from his Singapore hotel to the site of a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump offered no other details.

Kudlow, 70, who replaced Gary Cohn as the chair of the National Economic Council in March, traveled with the president to Quebec last weekend for the G7 summit and appeared Sunday morning on network television from Washington defending Trump’s tirade against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

He was not part of the White House delegation that traveled from Quebec to Singapore for the North Korea summit.


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