“I ask all the Puerto Ricans who are listening to me to go vote… and evaluate who has represented themselves as someone who thinks about Puerto Ricans and their needs in the most difficult moment: It’s Donald Trump,” Vázquez said in an interview with Telemundo Puerto Rico.

As a Republican, Vázquez’s endorsement isn’t a surprise. But it’s raised eyebrows because of Trump’s strained relationship with Puerto Rico and its leaders over the past three years, stemming from his administration’s handling of Hurricane Maria and subsequent disaster aid.

Last month, however, Trump announced plans to award nearly $13 billion in federal aid to help repair the island’s electrical and education infrastructure — a sharp reversal after Trump’s repeated comments about not wanting to provide more aid.