Presidential whiz kid from Kansas meets country stars on ‘Ellen’


Macey Hensley, the 6-year-old from Council Grove who knows her presidents, appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Friday.

According to a video posted Thursday on, DeGeneres talks to Macey about presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. She knows what their campaign slogans are, she said. Clinton’s is “Stronger Together,” she said, and Trump’s is “Make America Great Again.”

“I don’t know if America could get any greater,” Macey said as the audience applauded.

Macey also visits the Country Stampede Music Festival at Tuttle Creek State Park north of Manhattan, about 40 minutes from Council Grove. While there, she greets her fans, gets a Zachary Taylor temporary tattoo (“I’m never going to want to wash this off.”) and meets Dierks Bentley.

Country star Kenny Chesney, who was a guest on "Ellen,"  surprised the Kansas girl with tickets to the upcoming CMA awards show.

In past appearances on “Ellen,” Macey has met former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, and President Obama. The popular TV show has sent her on taped field trips to the White House, Disney World, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Mount Rushmore and even on a Carnival cruise.

Macey was also featured in an ad campaign earlier this year from the Kansas Travel and Tourism. Macey visits the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Exploration Place in Wichita and the state Capitol in Topeka.

Six-year-old Macey Hensley from Council Grove investigates being an architect, a scientist, a meteorologist and a pilot through interactive exhibits at Exploration Place in Wichita. (Courtesy of Kansas Tourism)

Macey Hensley visits Abilene and talks about Kansas native and U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. (Courtesy of Kansas Tourism)