Less than an hour before the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffered a mild heart attack. According to CNBC, doctors reported on Tuesday that Kudlow is in “good condition” and is currently resting at the Walter Reed Medical Center.
On Monday night, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Kudlow experienced a mild heart attack but was in good condition. She said the doctors believe he will make a full recovery and be able to return to work in the coming days.
“Earlier today National Economic Council Director and Assistant to the President Larry Kudlow, experienced what his doctors say was a very mild heart attack,” Sanders told reporters.
“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,” she added.
Literally minutes before his high stakes meeting with Kim, Trump tweeted out that Kudlow was admitted to the hospital. The president also said Kudlow has been working hard on trade and the economy.
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 is considered one of Trump’s closest allies in the White House, where he leads the economic’s office and serves as a close adviser to the president. Kudlow has played a vital role in crafting policy involving America’s trade partners.
During the time Kudlow was admitted to the hospital and underwent treatment, Trump and Kim signed a historic document stating that the United States will provide economic opportunities and security guarantees to North Korea in exchange for the regime’s “unwavering commitment” to completely denuclearize and give up all of its nuclear resources and materials.
As the chief economic adviser, Kudlow has and will continue to play a big role in crafting policy and opportunities to trade with North Korea. The goal is to create a more self-reliant North Korea that will trade and do business with the U.S.
Of course, that assumes that the regime will completely honor the deal and give up its nuclear weapons and resources that have been hidden for decades.
Under Trump’s leadership, the United States is closer than ever before to achieving peace on the Korean Peninsula, striking a major deal with North Korea, and forcing the regime to completely denuclearize. That’s a major win for the entire world.
Time will tell what happens next between Trump and Kim, but the two leaders have already made historic progress. And, more importantly, Kudlow is reportedly in good shape and is expected to make a fully recovery.