Asked whether that designation means he would “start hitting them with drones and things like that,” the US president refused to elaborate:
I don’t want to say what I’m going to do, but they will be designated.
“I have been working on that for the last 90 days,” he said in an interview with conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly that aired on Tuesday. “You know, designation is not that easy, you have to go through a process, and we are well into that process.”
President @realDonaldTrump tells me he is 90 days into the process of designating Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations – which would give US forces more leverage in taking them out. pic.twitter.com/ewSJMkt6rr
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) November 27, 2019