Joe Biden wanted an Iowa audience to know he’s not really a child molester, and devoted some of his stump speech yesterday to refute the notion.

Biden was in Iowa opening a Des Moines campaign office and brought up a meme supposedly floating around the internet.

“There was something a, uh, uh, uh, on the internet and I’m not saying it was Trump, I don’t know where it came from,” Biden said of the conversation with his granddaughter.

“He said, ‘Pop, we know it’s going to be mean, we know it’s going to be ugly.’ And I’m looking at this kid who was then in 7th grade. And I’m thinking to myself, ‘Why would he have to do this?’ And he takes out his phone and shows me a picture of us” at his son’s funeral.

Biden told the small crowd that he was holding his grandson “under his chin like I used to hold his daddy.”

And the text on the meme, according to the candidate, was “Biden molesting another child.”

He then shot a glare at someone in the back of the room who laughed. But just moments later, Biden got friendly with children by hugging a girl during a photo and then smelling her hair.

The CSPAN video also shows Biden with his arm around a boy and kissing him on the head.