You mean he respects the separation of powers - until he doesn't get what he wants.
Although I'm all for checks and balances myself, and although I sympathize with your implied point that many of us are hypocrites in matters of process, I think the equivalence you're suggesting here is false. For example, the last Congress's use of filibusters
is historically unprecedented by a large margin. So was its brinkmanship around sequestation, the debt ceiling, and the like. Holding the very operation of the federal government hostage for partisan advantage has not
been Congress's standard operating procedure in the past, no matter which party held the majority there. You're quite wrong if you suggest that the conduct of recent congresses reflects the normal workings of political checks and balances.