- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Wynonna Judd has spoken out about sister Ashley Judd’s controversial speech attacking President Trump during Saturday’s women’s march in Washington, D.C.

The 52-year-old country music star appeared to disagree with the tone of her younger sister’s remarks, but said on Twitter that she can still love her despite their differences.

“I can love someone & still agree to disagree with them. That’s what family is. We all matter,” Wynonna wrote. “I helped raise her and I have been and will always be there for her personally.”

The singer sparred with critics on Twitter who accused her of not supporting her sister.

“Lol, I have to say… I love how so many are telling me what I should or should not be doing about my relationship w/ my sister. Wow,” she wrote. “Last time I saw my sister we hugged. And, in our family we agree to disagree and we support WHO we are. Anyone else relate?

“(1) I will not defend what doesn’t need defending, (God knows my heart & my family does too), & (2) I am not my sister’s keeper. The end,” she continued. “What she does publicly is none of my business. If she asks, I will tell her what I think personally. There is a higher power & I am not it.”

“We live in the greatest country in the world!!!!” she later added. “We can agree to disagree, and, we’re all in this together. Let us put our differences aside & begin to heal & support this great country.”

Ashley Judd, 48, sparked backlash after she recited a poem during Saturday’s march written by 19-year-old Nina Donovan, titled “I am a Nasty Woman,” which accuses Mr. Trump of racism, misogyny and lusting after his own daughter Ivanka.

Wynonna appeared to call her sister’s comments and the theme of Saturday’s marches around the world “toxic.”

“The whole thing is toxic. I’m not giving her all the credit. She doesn’t have that kind of power,” she wrote in response to someone’s tweet about Ashley Judd.

In response to one fan, who called Ashley Judd “despicable” for her comments, Wynonna wrote, “I try to stay away from that toxicity.”

The singer said she has known Mr. Trump for 35 years and would have been glad to perform at his inauguration.

“I have sung for 5 Presidents & I will continue to show up for my country no matter who’s president,” she wrote.

Wynonna and Ashley Judd are half-sisters and daughters of Naomi Judd, 71.

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