US President Donald Trump used the minutes waiting for Kim Jong-un to arrive for their historic meeting to tweet out news that financial analyst and adviser Larry Kudlow has suffered a heart attack. Ironically, Kudlow opposed the tariffs as well, writing an open letter to Trump saying such a protectionist move is nothing but a tax hike in disguise, that gets passed on to consumers at the cash register.
Kudlow appeared Sunday on CNN to back up Trump's complaint that he had been blindsided by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's criticism of his tariff threats at a summit-ending news conference.
U.S. President Donald Trump says Kudlow suffered a heart attack on June 11.
Kudlow served in the Reagan administration and was a high-flying Wall Street executive in the 1990s, before undergoing treatment for drug and alcohol problems. He recently returned from the G-7 summit in Canada, where Trump found himself at odds with USA allies over his decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs.
Before Trump hired him, Kudlow was a commentator and host on CNBC.
He later advised former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman.
Kudlow, 70, joined the Trump administration as the director of the National Economic Council in March. 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.