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 BidenJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Trump's misspelling of Biden's name trends on Twitter Trump says 'I have confidence' after past North Korea missile tests MORE offered some rare praise for President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address 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 SchumerNo agreement on budget caps in sight ahead of Memorial Day recess Ex-White House photographer roasts Trump: 'This is what a cover up looked like' under Obama Pelosi: Trump 'is engaged in a cover-up' 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 SandersJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Ocasio-Cortez, progressives trash 'antisemitic' Politico illustration of Bernie Sanders 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding MORE (I-Vt.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSan Francisco police chief apologizes for raid on journalist's home Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign Senate Democrats to House: Tamp down the impeachment talk MORE (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump defense pick expected to face tense confirmation 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign MORE (D-Mass.).