WATCH: No sign Russia ‘eager to engage’ in peace talks to end Ukraine war, says White House

White House press secretary Jen Psaki repeated warnings from the Director of National Intelligence that there is no sign from the Russians that they are “open to or eager to engage,” in diplomatic discussions to resolve the war in Ukraine.

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Psaki said the U.S. was “clear-eyed” about the fact that this war is not over adding “this is going to be a long war.”

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Psaki also explained the origins of a phrase that President Joe Biden has started sprinkling through his speeches: “ultra-MAGA.” “It’s the president’s phrase,” she told reporters.

“I think what has struck him is how extreme some of the policies and proposals are that a certain wing of the Republican Party that is taking up too much of the Republican Party are for and are advocating for,” Psaki said. “And so to him, adding a little ultra to it, gives it a little extra pop. ”

On Tuesday Biden warned voters unhappy with soaring inflation and his stalled domestic agenda against turning power over to “ultra-MAGA” Republicans in the midterm elections as he increasingly tries to cast former President Donald Trump and his adherents as a political foil.

Biden’s branding of his opposition as “ultra-MAGA Republicans” — a reference to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan — has emerged as a White House trope in recent weeks as the White House hopes for a pre-midterms reset for Democrats, who face stiff headwinds heading into the November elections.

It is a message seemingly aimed directly at the listless and divided base of Biden’s own party, as Democrats struggle to keep their voters motivated, as well as at some moderate voters who still recoil at the memory of Trump’s tumultuous tenure in office.

Responding to reports that Elon Musk has promised to reverse Twitter’s ban of former President Donald Trump, Psaki said it was a reminder of the urgency in reforming Section 230, the legislation that provides immunity for website platforms with respect to third-party content.

But, she said, “it’s the decision by a private sector company to make on who will or will not be allowed on their platforms.”

Trump was kicked off the platform for inciting violence.