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 BidenImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Juan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete MORE offered some rare praise for President TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem 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 SchumerTop Senate Dem: Officials timed immigration policy around 2020 election Senate fight derails bipartisan drug pricing bills Trump has officially appointed one in four circuit court judges 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 SandersJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race Democrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Democrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal Women who inspired 'Hidden Figures' film will be honored with congressional gold medals MORE (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race MORE (D-Mass.).