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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s top adviser on economic issues, had a heart attack on Monday and has been taken to the hospital, the president announced in a tweet from Singapore.

“Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack,” Trump wrote. “He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center.”

The White House later said that Kudlow “experienced what his doctors say, was a very mild heart attack.” It also said he is now in good condition and is expected to make a complete recovery soon.

Kudlow had joined Trump at the contentious G-7 at the end of last week. As recently as Sunday, he had appeared on TV defending the president’s attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying that Trudeau had committed a “betrayal.

Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden speaking in Manitowoc, WI

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Today in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Joe Biden spoke about the toll of coronavirus, which has now officially passed 200,000. "What worries me now is we've been living with this pandemic for so long, I worry we're risking becoming numb to the toll that it's taken on us," the Democratic nominee warned. "We can't let that happen."

How did that happen? How did America lose 200,000 people to a horrendous death, with no end in sight? That tragedy can be traced directly to a vacuum of leadership in the White House, as Biden remarked. But he also saw behind that lack of presidential fortitude to its deeper cause: Donald Trump simply never cared how many of us die and he still doesn't. The evidence is in Trump's own behavior at his "superspreader rallies" – where he always protects himself while leaving his own followers to risk illness and worse.

Watch Biden describe the moral emptiness inside this president.