Christine Lagarde is a brilliant communicator. The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would have known the only thing her members would be talking about at their spring meetings in Washington over the weekend would be US President Donald Trump.
So she had Trump’s Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, join her on stage for an interview. It was the most anticipated event on the public program. A standing-room-only crowd gathered in the atrium of the IMF’s headquarters to view the spectacle.
Unfortunately — and perhaps inevitably — the performance fell flat.
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