Former President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has secured the endorsement of House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA). Scalise announced his decision to back Trump’s bid on Tuesday in a post to X.

“I am proud to endorse Donald Trump for president in 2024, and I look forward to working with President Trump and a Republican House and Senate to fight for those families who are struggling under the weight of [President Joe] Biden’s failed policies,” he wrote.

Scalise’s endorsement adds to the more than 90 endorsements Trump has already secured in the House. As the GOP frontrunner rises in the polls, he has the backing of prominent House leaders, including House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY).

Scalise’s decision to back Trump’s candidacy was not exactly expected given that Trump did not back him during his bid to become House Speaker in October. Instead, Trump had chosen to support House Ju​​diciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH).

While the former president said he liked Scalise “very much,” he also voiced concerns about Scalise’s cancer struggles, saying that the speakership is not fitting for him at this time.

Speaking to Fox News’ Radio host Brian Kilmeade, Trump had said, “The problem, you know, Steve is a man that is in serious trouble from the standpoint of his cancer.”

“I mean, he’s got to get better for himself. I’m not talking about even country now. I’m saying got to get better. And this is tremendous stress. … And, you know, most importantly, I want Steve to get well, I just don’t know how you can do the job when you have. That’s a serious problem,” he added.

Scalise eventually dropped out of the race after he failed to secure enough support.

“There are still schisms that have to be resolved,” he said to reporters while speaking about his decision to quit his speakership bid.

Scalise’s support for Trump goes as far back as the 2016 election, as he appeared on a list compiled by The Hill on Trump’s supporters, including former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), then-Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and former Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX).