The news of his visit broke after Clinton had left for her trip to Africa last Monday. Since then, she has been peppered with questions about her husband's trip, and whether she had played a role in it, rather than what she planned to accomplish in Africa.
"Clinton repeatedly reiterated that her husband was not involved in making policy, rather, she was. So I suspect when she was asked this question she was pretty much ready to blow," said ABC News' Cokie Roberts. "If you're secretary of state, and someone asks you about your husband's view of something, I think any woman would be upset."
Clinton is in the midst of an exhausting 11-day tour around the African continent that has been aimed at highlighting global problems affecting developing nations, such as disease, political violence and food security.
On Monday, she participated in the signing of the Pepfar Partnership Framework, an international health initiative combating AIDS, with the Angolan foreign minister.
Recently, Clinton has made a point of saying how involved she is in daily foreign policy decisions, and scoffs at reports that she has been marginalized within an administration filled with foreign policy heavyweights.
A broken elbow in March prevented her from going to Moscow with the president and high-level U.S. officials to meet with Russian leaders, and attending a major world summit in Italy the following week.
After delivering a major foreign policy speech in New York and appearing on a slew of political talk shows, she made the highly publicized remark at a press conference: "I broke my elbow, not my larynx."
While Clinton has fought hard against the suggestion, it could be that the recent misunderstanding could put the question of whether she is being overshadowed back into play.