There are three reasons to take this seriously: The immigrant issue, the real estate angle and the cost of keeping Puerto Rico.
First the immigrant issue. The courts have rule that the Border Patrol can now keep illegal immigrants with kids indefinitely. The problem become when the facilities are overwhelmed with illegal immigrants, where to house them while their cases are being processed. The simple answer? Greenland. There’s plenty of room. It moves the focus away from the southern borders.
Then there’s the real estate issue. If the US acquires Greenland, the cost of land in Greenland will be cheap. Trump’s real estate corporation and buy up as much land as possible. As climate change melts the glaciers worldwide and the sea rise, flooding the east and west coast, many big companies will have to relocate to higher ground, like Greenland.
Why trade Puerto Rico. The damage caused by Hurricane Maria was around $91.61 billion. Trading it for Greenland as a “fixer-upper” would pass the cost of repairs to Denmark.
I hope that Denmark continues to turn down the offer.