Biden: Trump 'did the right thing by walking away' from North Korea deal

Biden: Trump 'did the right thing by walking away' from North Korea deal
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument Budowsky: Donald, Boris, Bibi — The right in retreat MORE offered some rare praise for President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE on Thursday after Trump abruptly ended a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"The president did the right thing by walking away," Biden said while speaking at the University of Nebraska, the Lincoln Journal-Star reported Thursday. "But diplomacy matters; preparation matters. The president treats everything like it's a real estate deal."

Biden added that he hopes that Trump "learned a very important lesson."

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Trump's negotiations with Kim ended abruptly on Thursday. Trump defended the Vietnam summit's collapse, saying, "Sometimes you have to walk."

“It was about the sanctions,” he 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."

Biden is not the only Democrat to praise Trump's decision. Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSchumer, Pelosi push Trump to back universal background check bill Sinema says she would back Kennedy in race against Markey Democrats threaten to withhold defense votes over wall MORE (D-N.Y.) on Thursday also said he approved of Trump's decision while speaking on the Senate Floor. 

Biden, meanwhile, appears to be gearing up for a 2020 presidential campaign. Two of Biden's advisers have been meeting with potential aides, The Hill reported Thursday Thursday. If he does announce a bid, he would be joining a crowded field for the Democratic nomination that includes Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi set to unveil drug price plan | Abortion rate in US hits lowest level since Roe v. Wade | Dems threaten to subpoena Juul MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Defense bill talks set to start amid wall fight Media and candidates should be ashamed that they don't talk about obesity MORE (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Defense bill talks set to start amid wall fight Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument MORE (D-Mass.).