Larry Kudlow, who serves as the head of President Donald Trump’s National Economic Counsel, was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center after suffering a heart attack, the president said Monday on Twitter.
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 accepted the job of White House chief economic adviser and director of the National Economic Council in March, after the position was vacated by Gary Cohn.
“Earlier today National Economic Council Director and Assistant to the President Larry Kudlow, experienced what his doctors say, was a very mild heart attack,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement later Monday night. “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.”
Trump has been a longtime fan of Kudlow with whom he became acquainted with from watching him on CNBC.
Kudlow co-hosted a show, “Kudlow and Cramer” with now “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer back in 2002 and later hosted his own program in the NBC family, “The Kudlow Report.”
In addition to serving as an informal adviser to Trump through the campaign, Kudlow helped craft the president’s tax reform bill which was signed into law last year.