Trump economic adviser Kudlow discharged from hospital after heart attack

WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow was discharged from a Washington-area hospital on Wednesday, two days after he suffered a heart attack.

"Doctors say Larry's recovery is going very well. The president and the administration are happy Larry is back home and look forward to seeing him back to work soon," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

Kudlow had a heart attack on Monday and was treated at Walter Reed Medical Center in suburban Maryland.

Trump announced Kudlow's heart attack in a tweet sent minutes before he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

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Economic analyst Lawrence "Larry" Kudlow appears on CNBC at the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 7, 2018.

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US conservative commentator and economic analyst Larry Kudlow speaks on the set of CNBC at the closing bell of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange on March 8, 2018 in New York.

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Larry Kudlow, a CNBC commentator, speaks about the economy during a panel discussion at the Heritage Foundation on December 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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US conservative commentator and economic analyst Larry Kudlow speaks on the set of CNBC at the closing bell of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange on March 8, 2018 in New York.

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Larry Kudlow, CNBC Senior Contributor, left, and Audie Cornish, Host, NPRs All Things Considered right, appear on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday Oct. 30, 2016.

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Larry Kudlow, director of the U.S. National Economic Council, center, stands as U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, June 8, 2018. Trump will leave early from the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Quebec, where he'll face backlash over his trade policies, and head straight to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images John Bolton
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On Tuesday, Sanders said Kudlow was in good condition.

A longtime television commentator, Kudlow, 70, was hired by Trump in March to replace Gary Cohn as director of the National Economic Council.

Kudlow joined the president at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec on Friday and Saturday. He defended Trump vigorously in media interviews on Sunday after the U.S. president's harsh criticism of summit host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Reporting by Jeff Mason and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and James Dalgleish)

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