White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow, an important voice in U.S. trade policy, suffered a heart attack and is in good condition at Walter Reed Medical Center.
“Earlier today National Economic Council Director and Assistant to the President Larry Kudlow, experienced what his doctors say was a very mild heart attack,” press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Monday evening.
“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,” she said.
President Donald Trump tweeted the news earlier, literally minutes before his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un:
Kudlow, a former CNBC contributor and Wall Street economist, has played a leading role in crafting policy toward America’s major trade partners, including China.