Amidst all of the anticipation surrounding Mr. Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, he just made another announcement concerning a top White House staff member. Trump’s White House has seen a lot of chaos in recent months.
Now, it seems that Trump’s economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, is in the hospital after suffering from a heart attack. Kudlow is at Walter Reed Medical Center. Trump tweeted on Monday evening:
‘Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack. He is not in Walter Reed Medical Center.’
‘Kudlow was speaking following the G7 summit in Canada on Saturday. As Trump flew from the summit with US allies to a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, he ‘lashed out at Trudeau for what he said were his “false statements” at a news conference and said the US would not endorse the G7 communique, a negotiated statement on shared priorities among the group.’
Kudlow was appointed by Trump to lead the National Economic Council in March replacing Gary Cohn. Cohn resigned after disagreeing with the president over imposing tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.
Trudeau announced on Saturday that Canada will “move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1 in response to the tariffs.” Trudeau said:
‘Canadians, we’re polite, we’re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around.’
‘In his interview Sunday, Kudlow accused Trudeau of making his comments for “domestic political consumption” and doing “a great disservice to the whole G7.”‘
‘He really kind of stabbed us in the back.’
A few comments from Twitter:
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