Published: Tue, June 12, 2018

CT's Larry Kudlow in Middle of Trump-Trudeau Clash

CT's Larry Kudlow in Middle of Trump-Trudeau Clash

President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow has suffered a heart attack.

Kudlow is the director of the National Economic Council.

Over the weekend, Kudlow waded into a tense back-and-forth between Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after the Group of Seven gathering of the world's major industrial nations in Canada's Quebec province.

Senior White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington.

The multitasking tweets are bound to bring attention to comments Mr Trump made to reporters at the White House last week.

During internal White House deliberations this spring, Mr. Kudlow argued in favour of cutting a quick deal with Canada and Mexico to resolve NAFTA renegotiations, said sources with knowledge of the confidential talks.

Kudlow, a Republican who served as an economic adviser to former President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s and also worked on Wall Street, is an ardent advocate of "supply side" economic policies that focus on cutting taxes and reducing regulations.

Kudlow's wife, Judith, was said to be with Kudlow at the hospital, according to a friend of the family.

But since joining the Trump administration, he has faithfully executed his boss's agenda - arguing for instance that the European Union must make "concessions" if it wishes to be exempt from tariffs, and signaling the United States is prepared to walk away from two-decade-old North American Free Trade Agreement.

Before Trump hired him, Kudlow was a commentator and host on CNBC.

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