Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack
NEW YORK » Larry Kudlow, the prominent economic commentator who joined the Trump administration this year as the president’s top economic adviser, is recovering after suffering a “very mild” heart attack, the White House said Tuesday.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that Kudlow is expected to remain at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as “a standard precaution” after suffering the heart attack on Monday.
“His doctors expect Larry will make a full and speedy recovery,” said Sanders. “We look forward to seeing him back at work soon.”
Trump’s choice of Kudlow to be his top economic aide elevated the influence of a longtime fixture on the business news network CNBC.
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.