On her trip to Africa to promote her “Be Best” campaign, Mrs Trump had her televisions tuned to CNN rather than the President’s preferred network FOX News.
Donald Trump “caused a bit of a stir” on Air Force One last July when he saw that his wife was watching CNN.
In an email reported on by the New York Times, all televisions should be tuned to FOX News as a standard protocol.
The morning that Mrs Trump arrived in Ghana, AP journalist Darlene Superville tweeted: “During flight, TVs were later tuned to FOX News Channel and then MSNBC.”
Mrs Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham did not respond when asked for a comment but had said in an email following the July incident that there were other more important issues to be focusing on.
She said: “Did you know that every 15 minutes a baby is born with NAS [neonatal abstinence syndrome]?
“Maybe you’d like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month.
“Seems kind of silly to worry about what channel she watches on TV (any channel she wants, by the way).”
The President has repeatedly called CNN and other news outlets that are critical of him “fake news” and will often use FOX News coverage as support due to the channel favouring him.
Some have interpreted Mrs Trump’s visit to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt as a slight to her husband, who reportedly had called African nations “sh**hole countries” during a meeting with lawmakers last January.
After arriving in Ghana following an overnight flight, the First Lady held a Ghanian baby and set out to promote children’s well-being’s part of her “Be Best” initiative.
The initiative, which attacks all kinds of bullying, has also been seen as a sort of jab at her husband.
Late Monday afternoon, Mrs Trump tweeted: “So looking forward to visiting Ghana, Malawi, Kenya & Egypt as I take BeBest international.”
There have been no reports about how the President reacted upon hearing about his wife watching CNN over FOX again.
Malawi marked the second leg of her four-nation tour.