The image represents the power that an American president can find in simply calling a press conference. The world listens to a gathering storm from the political leader, as he gives the final word.
The cluster of microphones and Obama pointing is a metaphor – he appears to be directing the storm, having control over something as almighty as the weather.
The use of red tone signifies the power a matador has when wielding his cape. It is a strong and emotive colour often associated with anger, and is present on most of today’s flags, in fact there are few flags that don’t feature red.