One of Donald Trump’s closest aides has suffered a heart attack.
Minutes before his historic summit with Kim Jong Un was due to commence in Singapore, the US president tweeted that Larry Kudlow was being treated at a hospital in Washington DC.
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
Mr Kudlow is the White House’s economic adviser – and in recent days, made remarks that helped ratchet up tensions following the G7 summit.
After the president announced that he withdrawing from a joint communique on trade that was signed by top allies, Mr Kudlow claimed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had “stabbed us in the back”.