For Swedish press meeting, most of the time the journalist walk up to the stand, ask their question, and during the time the representative answer the question the journalist walks back to their seat. There is practically never a back-and-forth conversation during a press meeting. If a TV or news paper want a interview they book an interview.
Is this a cultural difference?
The ban is pretty BS, although I find the journalist's "karate chop" in the undoctored video a tad more aggressive than supporters ever describe it. To his credit he does also say "pardon me."
But the WH had to double down and say that JA "placing hands on" on the intern, which is close to a specific legal phrase related to assault and battery charges, unless they were saying he was: trying to find the intern, confirm her into his church, or provide faith healing services.
This time "doctored" issue is to distract people on what actually happened.
Journalist had asked his questions, and the President answered.
He was, refusing to end his turn, being sensationalist and irrelevant.