11/24/2015 23:11 EST | Updated 11/24/2016 00:12 EST

Donald Trump's wife, children campaign with him at a rally in South Carolina

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Donald Trump's wife campaigned with him in South Carolina on Tuesday, telling voters she loved them and saying her husband would be "the best president, ever."

Flanked by her parents and the businessman's children, Melania Trump, a Slovenian-born former model, took the podium at a rally in Myrtle Beach.

Trump's family left the stage before the Republican presidential hopeful launched into more than an hour of criticism of both his Republican rivals and the Obama administration. He also again called out Hillary Clinton as lacking the "strength or the stamina" to lead the country.

A few minutes into his remarks, Trump also called up on stage an impersonator he spotted in the crowd. He complimented the imitator's blond wig, calling it a "big, beautiful head of hair."

Meg Kinnard, The Associated Press