Rumors that Osteen had decided to throw his support behind Trump began to spread over the weekend and were seemingly based on a 2015 appearance on Fox News radio’s “Kilmeade and Friends” in which Osteen issued some favorable comments about the businessman.

In discussing Trump during the October interview, Osteen called him “a friend” to his ministry and an “incredible communicator,” according to the Houston Chronicle.

“I’m not really up to speed on all the politics. I think it resonates tom ‘Hey, maybe the country’s not where we should be — let’s get back to where we were,” Osteen said. “He’s an incredible communicator and brander. He’s been a friend of our ministry. He’s a good man.” But, again, he didn’t endorse him. READ MORE