Pres. Obama went around Congress whenever he felt like it.

What president hasn't? A president wields an enormous amount of power and when he see's something that needs to be done he often has the authority to make it happen. Donald Trump has claimed new powers and established an entire new set of rules for what it means to be president. Republicans now support massive deficits and soaring national debt. Both of these things will make life easier for Elizabeth Warren when she takes over in January of 2021.
Good coffee, good weed, and time on my hands...