GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak joined The Chad Hasty Show Monday to recap last night's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and to talk about the bombshell audio recording made of Donald Trump years ago.

Mackowiak and Hasty talked about the performances by each candidate, and discussed the issue of prominent Republicans withdrawing their public support and/or endorsements of Trump in the wake of this weekend's revelations.

Hasty and Mackowiak also discussed the possibility of even more material being released in the coming days about Trump, as well as the threat of even more Wikileaks hacked information being released about Clinton.

About the impact of the Trump recordings, Mackowiak said,

Trump creating so many problems takes away the opportunity for the media to hold Hillary accountable, and obviously the timing on that couldn't have been worse. The Wikileaks revelations really should have hurt her. There should have been a huge focus on this private versus public position that she urged banks to have, on this idea that we have to have open trade and open borders, basically across the globe, that we have one global market. There's so much in there that's really, that's really troubling, and that would really put her entire campaign on defense, and would really rile up the Bernie Sanders supporters that have reluctantly come to her side. But that got almost no attention on Friday because we had this bombshell tape that, whether you think it had news value or not, it was so shocking and so jarring that everything else stopped.

Listen to the entire interview with Matt Mackowiak in the video above.

Matt Mackowiak is a political commentator, syndicated columnist, and is the co-founder of the bipartisan political news blog Must Read Texas.

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