For all I know, the RT concocted the whole thing to make CNN look stupid.
I dislike repeating myself. For the second time, I provided footage from CNN itself. Not RT, CNN. The original footage is from CNN. Not RT. CNN. That’s why there’s a famous CNN personality conducting the interview. Because it’s CNN. Not RT. Watch it all the way through and then convincingly make the case here for how this could be anything other than a scripted interview: