Bryan Zollinger, a Republican lawmaker from Idaho, is in trouble. The state legislator is facing criticism for sharing a conspiracy theory that claims former United States President Barack Obama was one of the organizers of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

Obama and other top Democrats want to smear Donald Trump's name

Zollinger argues that Obama helped organize the rally as part of a wider plot to make current President Donald Trump look bad. The official posted the story on Facebook in which he claimed that Obama, billionaire George Soros, and Terry McAullife, the Virginia governor, may have also been responsible for the violence that occurred in Charlottesville.

The violence between white nationalists and the Antifa group of counter-protesters resulted in the death of a thirty-four-year-old woman.

Writing on Facebook, Zollinger said that while he was not saying that the claims about Obama and other top Democrats were correct, they were not out of the range of plausibility.

President Donald Trump has been condemned by both Republicans and Democrats for his comments on the violence, in which he appeared to equate white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups with the left wing supporters who clashed with them in Virginia.

One Democrat has even started an effort to impeach Trump over his controversial reaction to the shocking violence in Charlottesville.

According to Newsweek, the conspiracy theory on Obama's involvement was first coined by Ms.

Patricia McCarthy. McCarthy begins her post by talking about the 'ridiculous' campaign to paint President Trump as a racist and Nazi supporter by nearly all the news media outlets, Democrats and 'squishy' Republicans in the United States. According to McCarthy, there is the 'stink' of a well-planned smear campaign against Trump.

Allegedly, Obama wants to sabotage the Trump administration

The conspiracy theorist then goes on to repeat a widely discredited claim that former US President Obama formed a team with the sole aim of sabotaging Donald Trump's administration.

McCarthy ends her interesting Facebook post by wondering whether the events in last month's rally in Virginia were the result of a 'despicable' plan to further discredit President Trump and his administration.

She concludes her theory by trying to reinforce her conviction that the white nationalist rally could have been staged by figures opposed to the current US President.

Speaking to the Post Register, a publication based in Idaho, Zollinger his decision to share McCarthy's post on Facebook had not been meant to offend anyone.