A strange story is circulating on the Internet. Apparently, Saudi Arabian news sources are reporting that First Lady Michelle Obama visited Saudi nationals injured in the Boston bombings while they were in the hospital, apparently to reassure them they were going to be okay. This story is tearing up the Internet with people lashing out at Michelle because one of the Saudi nationals was actually considered a suspect at one time.
Here’s where the train goes off the rails on this one. The reports are being manipulated to make it look like Michelle Obama specifically went to visit these Saudi nationals and didn’t visit other American victims. This is just taking something out of context to advance an agenda. Michelle certainly visited other American victims in the hospital, as has been reported by other sources. She probably visited the Saudi nationals as a matter of course, since she was visiting the others. Why would she play favorites or even know that a Saudi national was in the room? Also, they are playing up the concept that the Saudi was a suspect. That may have been true in the confusion right after the blasts, but by the time he came to be in the presence of the First Lady of the United States of America, he was no longer a suspect and in fact, was being graciously apologized to by authorities for being suspected at all.
There are plenty of tangled conspiracies to be found in all of this drama, but let’s not just make stuff up for no reason.