April 19, 2010 at 12:28 PM CDT - Updated June 19 at 5:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says he worries that the world perceives an America too immersed in its own internal political squabbles.
Clinton tells NBC that's one reason he likes the image of working with former President George W. Bush to lead fundraising efforts for earthquake-stricken Haiti.
In an interview with Bush's daughter Jenna, broadcast on Monday's "Today" show, Clinton said high-decibel political fights at home are a turnoff for many in the world. He says, "People are just sick of all of us fighting all the time. It's a reminder that there are some things that are just beyond politics."
Clinton also said he's hopeful that Haiti can recover from the tragedy and be a stronger, more cohesive society.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.