It's unlikely the current White House would try to enact new regulations via executive order
For some people Tom the end justifies the means. Ive read enough of executive orders since I joined TFL to know that in some cases they do seem to be used to enact laws without it being called a law... Point in case would be the status of Interpol officers...
No need for me to go off into the weeds on it but per Executive order Interpol officers have almost unlimited powers within the boundaries of our nation... My point being this does seem to be a very law like effect...
I agree the vast majority of Executive orders don't fall into the law like category but even a few is a worry.