Ok. I accept your judgment on this.
God Speed, Mr. President.
It sounds like Trump gave the president of Mexico a choice, "We label them a terrorist group and go after them. Or your government works with our government to step up vigorous law enforcement and make arrests..."
The Mexican president agreed to step up law enforcement..., so Trump held off on going to the nuclear option... Drone strikes, air strikes, and maybe (but not likely) special forces raid operations to take out cartel leaders...