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His staunch support of the controversial move led to reports of him squabbling with Ivanka Trump, who is rumored to have helped orchestrate his ousting along with her husband Jared Kushner.
Bannon dubbed the couple 'Javanka' and now, back in charge of Breitbart, will be 'going to war' with them and his West Wing enemies.
Bannon says he hasn't had a drop of booze in nearly 20 years, looking back at his drinking days with 'some measure of contempt'.
He said: 'First thing I noticed, f**k, these guys bore the s**t out of me. You sit there sober and you're sitting there going, "I could not have possibly have done this and thought it was great." I just noticed that, if you're not drinking it's the stupid hour.' The new book also reveals that Bannon, 63, has been on a juice cleanse, 'determined to lose weight and get in shape for the battles to come'.
He recently decided to put himself on a 'severe new dietary regime' after his ousting from the White House and President Trump's inner circle in August.
Along with Zen Catholicism, The Brotherhood of the Common Life and Its Influence, and The Imitation of Christ, Bannon used these readings to stay sober.And he believes that 'we're so close to losing America as the culture we know'. I mean, we have a crisis in the Midwest and with the working class around the country where people have lost their jobs, and now they have to get government assistance. His line of thinking on the issue was a force behind Trump's controversial immigration and travel ban, which was widely called a Muslim ban, furthering cries that Trump was enabling white nationalism.Bannon's news website Breitbart has also received much backlash for what critics believe helped establish a platform for hate speech and white nationalist views. A friend recalled: 'I remember he had very attractive young ladies around him all the time'.Koffler's book, complete with interviews with Bannon's family, former business partners, friends and former White House colleagues, helps shine a light on Bannon's upbringing and his rise to power.
Some of the literature encourages followers to have 'bodily' exercises so the soul can 'rid itself of all the disordered tendencies' and to find the 'Divine Will to the management of one's life for the salvation of the soul'.