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Presidential whiz kid from Kansas appears on ‘Ellen’

In this photo released by Warner Bros., Kansas whiz kid Macey Hensley appears on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
In this photo released by Warner Bros., Kansas whiz kid Macey Hensley appears on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Courtesy photo

It’s Presidents Day, and you know what that means.

Kansas’ presidential expert Macey Hensley joined Ellen DeGeneres on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday.

Macey, 7, from Council Grove, has appeared numerous times on the show. She first wowed DeGeneres two years ago with her knowledge of U.S. presidents. Since then, she has met country stars Dierks Bentley and Kenny Chesney, former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, and former President Obama.

On Monday’s show, Macey offered a few facts about President Trump, including that he is the first president to appear on the cover of Playboy magazine and the first president in a Pizza Hut commercial.

“Those are all interesting facts,” DeGeneres said, with a smile.

The two also watched a montage of Macey’s past “Ellen” appearances, including when she met Bush and 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 last 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.

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

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)

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