Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow Suffers a Heart Attack, President Trump Tweets

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President Trump tweeted that his economic advisor Larry Kudlow had suffered a heart attack just minutes before the president met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Mr. Kudlow's condition was not immediately clear.

Kudlow, 70, joined Team Trump in mid-March, coming from CNBC.

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The famously pinstripe-suited Kudlow succeeded Gary Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs executive who left the post in a dispute over Trump's decision to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. 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.

Kudlow is the director of the National Economic Council.

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"He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center", Trump wrote in a Twitter post from Singapore, where he's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. As recently as Sunday, he had appeared on TV defending the president's attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying that Trudeau had committed a "betrayal". "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around". U.S. President Donald Trump says Kudlow suffered a heart attack on June 11.

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