Rubio defends Trump on North Korea: 'No deal is better than a bad deal'

Rubio defends Trump on North Korea: 'No deal is better than a bad deal'
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Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioWhite House makes push for paid family leave and child care reform Tom Hanks weighs in on primary: 'Anybody can become president' GOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling MORE (R-Fla.) on Thursday defended President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE, saying that "no deal is better than a bad deal" after a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended without an agreement.

" is ruthless killer & brutal tyrant. But when he needs to be, he is good at acting charming & reasonable. Thankfully didn’t fall for a deal involving meaningless measures in exchange for meaningful U.S. concessions. No deal is better than a bad deal," Rubio tweeted.

Earlier Thursday, talks between Trump and Kim in Hanoi, Vietnam, came to an abrupt end after Kim demanded sanctions against North Korea be lifted entirely before beginning denuclearization, Trump said.

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“It was about the sanctions,” Trump said at a news conference. “Basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn’t do that. They were willing to denuke a large portion of the areas we wanted, but we couldn’t give up all of the sanctions for that.

"Sometimes you have to walk," Trump added. "This was one of those times."