Trump economic aide Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack

Trump economic aide Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack

Trump economic aide Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack

President Donald Trump's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow, seen here on the CNBC business news network in March, has suffered a heart attack, according to a presidential tweet. The associates spoke on the condition of anonymity due to sensitives of Kudlow's health status.

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. Kudlow said he is "in accord" with Trump's agenda and his team at the White House would help implement the policies set by the president. While he had the backing of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, he was ultimately overruled by Robert Lighthizer, the US trade representative.

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Kudlow joined the president at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec on Friday and Saturday.

The adviser most recently took center stage in the economic negotiations at the G7 summit, and backed Trump in his criticisms of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over tariffs. "Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around".

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a television interview outside the West Wing of the White House on May 18, 2018. "He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center", Trump tweeted late Monday.

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