Update: Kudlow's wife, Judy Kudlow, told the Washington Post that her husband is "doing fine." He's reportedly "up and talking."
Friends of Kudlow are now rushing to the hospital, trying to reach his wife, Judy. Top WH economic adviser's exact health status is unknown. WH has not provided another update, for the moment. Will update.— Robert Costa (@costareports) June 12, 2018
NEWS: Judy Kudlow to WashPost tonight. Note: she always wants to avoid being in public spotlight, but understands there is misinformation out there. "He's doing fine. Doctors here are fabulous."— Robert Costa (@costareports) June 12, 2018
Kudlow is up and talking tonight and spoke by phone with Dr. Art Laffer, per two people close to him.— Robert Costa (@costareports) June 12, 2018
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Just as President Trump was arriving for his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the president stunned the world when he tweeted that his top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, had suffered a heart attack. Kudlow, 70, is currently receiving treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
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 famously struggled with drugs and alcohol back in the 1990s, and his confession about his former behavior was the subject of an article in the New York Times published back in 1994, when Kudlow last worked in the White House.
Mr. Kudlow attributes his slide partly to pure pressure. On Wall Street there are producers and then there's everyone else, and the pressure to produce helped drive Mr. Kudlow to drink and drugs.
Then there was the exhausting travel and entertaining. "You think you're a superman, you think you can do anything," he said. "I felt invincible and that there were no limits as to how late I could stay up or how much I could travel. Today, I can see how tough it was."
As chairman of the National Economic Council, Kudlow is Trump's top economic advisor. He appeared on national television on Sunday to defend Trump and his decision not to sign the G-7 communique. Well-wishers' sympathies are pouring in on social media.
Get well my friend, my prayers are with you - Kudlow in hospital after heart attack https://t.co/8ggKH5ZdJz— Jon Najarian (@jonnajarian) June 12, 2018
Oh no. This is terrible. I hope and pray for a quick recovery.https://t.co/RWZx2H8YSp— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) June 12, 2018
Oh my Larry, please get better fast.. You are a good man and you know i am praying for you, partner! https://t.co/YMhy71kkgH— Jim Cramer (@jimcramer) June 12, 2018
Kudlow had accompanied Trump to the G-7 summit in Quebec over the weekend, where he helped enforce Trump's unyielding line on US tariffs, before leaving for Singapore with Trump.
Here is the bombastic Kudlow we are used to seeing...
But we have to say he has looked better than the images of him in the last few days...
We wish him luck.