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 BidenHouse unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Sanders to call on 2020 Democrats to reject money from drug, health insurance industries Harris tops Biden in California 2020 poll MORE offered some rare praise for President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist 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 SchumerLawmakers pay tribute to late Justice Stevens Trump administration denies temporary immigrant status to Venezuelans in US Colombian official urges more help for Venezuelan migrants 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 SandersSanders to call on 2020 Democrats to reject money from drug, health insurance industries The hidden connection between immigration and health care: Our long-term care crisis Harris tops Biden in California 2020 poll MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris tops Biden in California 2020 poll The Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment Democrats fret over Trump cash machine MORE (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHarris tops Biden in California 2020 poll The Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment Democrats fret over Trump cash machine MORE (D-Mass.).