President Donald Trump announced that his economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffered a heart attack and is currently at Walter Reed Medical Center.
“Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Kudlow suffered a “very mild heart attack.”
“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,” she said. “The President and his Administration send their thoughts and prayers to Larry and his family.”
Kudlow is 70 years old and joined the administration in March.
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018
Kudlow’s wife Judy spoke to Washington Post reporter Robert Costa and told him Kudlow was conscious and spoke on the phone with one of his friends.
He’s doing fine. The doctors here are fabulous,” Kudlow’s wife said.
Kudlow worked closely with the president on trade and economic negotiations at the G7 Summit in Canada before the president traveled to Singapore.
“I myself was particularly gratified to hear my President talk about free trade,” Kudlow said during the press conference with the president after the summit.