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Ellen DeGeneres gets presidential whiz kid Macey Hensley to meet ‘Hamilton’ himself

Seven-year-old presidential whiz kid Macey Hensley of Council Grove, Kansas, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in a round of founding fathers trivia on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” airing at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, on KMBC.
Seven-year-old presidential whiz kid Macey Hensley of Council Grove, Kansas, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in a round of founding fathers trivia on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” airing at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, on KMBC. Warner Bros.

To paraphrase the late Ronald Reagan, there she goes again.

Macey Hensley, the 7-year-old presidential expert, returns to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” today for duel of Founding Fathers trivia with “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The questions include: What dessert did Thomas Jefferson introduce to the United States? What was George Washington’s favorite food? And what is the name of Taylor Swift’s new album?

(It’s Ellen. What did you expect?)

The friendly face-off helped raise $6,000 — give or take — for Puerto Rico.

Fans may remember that Macey visited the Broadway musical sensation a couple of weeks ago, but this was the first time she was able to meet Miranda.

“He is such a nice guy,” said her mother, Nichole Hensley. “It was an amazing experience.”

After the trivia contest, which is scheduled to be shown on today’s episode, Miranda said he would give Macey tickets to a matinee performance of “Hamilton.” She’s been once already, but she fell asleep during the show.

The Star visited with Macey this summer at her home in Council Grove, Kan., about 100 miles west of Kansas City.

Macey Hensley, the 7-year-old girl from Council Grove, Kan., has become a regular on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," where she shares her extensive knowledge of presidents and first ladies. Away from the show, Macey likes to be on her family’s farm.

Macey’s renown has allowed her to travel around the country, amazing her fellow Americans with an encyclopedic knowledge of presidents, vice presidents and first ladies. She has appeared in ads for Kansas Tourism, Carnival Cruise ships, visited Civil War re-enactments and hurled the first pitch at Major League Baseball games.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airs at 3 p.m. on KMBC.

The traveling production of “Hamilton” comes to Kansas City’s Music Hall in the 2018-19 Broadway Across America season.

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