- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The city of Burlington has decided against taking Donald Trump to court over unpaid bills stemming from the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s January visit.

Mayor Miro Weinberger said Wednesday that city officials came to the conclusion that it would be difficult to hold Trump liable for the costs Burlington incurred during the businessman’s rally at the Flynn Center for the Preforming Arts.

The city sent an $8,500 invoice to the Trump campaign in February to pay for police and fire overtime costs associated with the Jan. 7 event.

Weinberger has blamed Trump for the extreme turnout at the rally, which spurred the increased police presence. Trump’s campaign distributed 20,000 tickets for the event. The venue seats just 1,400 people.

Burlington has billed candidates in the past, including President Barack Obama.

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