Former IMF chief Lagarde takes swipe at Trump’s Twitter habits

Dawn | Oct 19, 2019 at 9:31 PM
  • Former IMF chief Christine Lagarde said President Donald Trump’s trade offensive against China could slash global economic growth and she critiqued his Twitter habits in an interview with US television programme “60 Minutes”.
  • Lagarde, who takes over leadership of the European Central Bank on November 1, called for world leaders to act like grownups and negotiate a solution to the trade conflicts, and called for “rational decisions”.
  • In the interview, she warned that Trump’s trade war with China will give the global economy “a big haircut”.