Economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack

National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow is continuing to recover from a mild heart attack the White House said Tuesday

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.

Trump's tweet came minutes before he is expected to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to discuss a possible deal for the country to denuclearize.

It was not immediately clear what Kudlow's condition was.

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One of Donald Trump's closest aides has suffered a heart attack. Kudlow's wife, Judy Pond, told the Washington Post late Monday night that "he's doing fine. He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center", President Trump wrote on Twitter.

"He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back, he did a great disservice to the whole G-7, he betrayed them". He did several media interviews on Sunday to vigorously defend Trump after the president's trade spat with summit host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Mr. Kudlow is nominally in favour of free trade, but has backed Mr. Trump's nationalistic economic agenda, which has included steel and aluminium tariffs against Canada, Mexico and the European Union, as well as threats of further tariffs on autos. The month he was tapped for the White House job, he co-authored an article that argued such tariffs were akin to sanctions on the United States itself.

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