GE CEO calls out Bernie, says he’s wrong

General Electric's Jeff Immelt fired back at Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for saying GE was among companies "destroying the moral fabric" of America.

"GE has been in business for 124 years, and we've never been a big hit with socialists. We create wealth and jobs, instead of just calling for them in speeches," Immelt, the company's chairman and CEO, said in an op-ed on The Washington Post this week.

Sanders made his comments on Friday to the New York Daily News editorial board.

Said Immelt: "Our employees are proud of our company. I meet second- and third-generation employees whenever I travel across the country. I am one myself. Our suppliers and partners are proud of our company. Our communities are proud of our company. Our pride, history and hard work are real — the moral fabric of America."

The Vermont senator's campaign did not immediately respond to a CNBC request for comment on Thursday.

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