CLEVELAND, OH -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise issued the below statement following Donald Trump's acceptance of the Republican nomination for the presidency of the United States:


"Donald Trump gave a great, uplifting speech outlining the problems holding our country back, and how as our next President he will make America great again. His message of creating jobs, rebuilding our weak economy, and restoring law and order was one that touches everybody who feels they don't have a voice and that Washington is not working for them. The Trump-Pence ticket will focus on putting America first again and getting our economy back on track very quickly. This was an inspirational speech that laid out a positive vision for America at a time when we need it the most."