The White House confirmed to TheDC that Reid had been let go.
Angella Reid was the first woman and second African-American to serve in the position after a career in hospitality.
"She is no longer employed here at the White House but we left on very good terms and wish for the best", Huckabee Sanders continued.
Ushers are essentially the general manager of the White House residence, and they oversee all of the decorating, dining, construction and maintenance, as well as the administrative and personnel functions.
White House residence staff learned of the firing Friday morning, The Washington Post reports. But when her colleagues arrived at work today, they were told that Reid's time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was over.
No, says the White House.
Former Obama aide Graham Brookie conveyed that sentiment: "Ms. Reid was incredible at her job".
Others on the residential staff tend to stay even longer.
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Reid, appointed to the position by President Obama, had only had the job for six years.
The job of the chief usher is to run the executive mansion, overseeing its staff and all major events at the residence and working closely with the first family.
Sudden dismissals from the White House's permanent staff are rare. "If there is a very compelling reason for the dismissal, the White House needs to tell the public" he said.
"He was simply being complimentary of the prime minister", said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy press secretary for the White House, during Friday's daily briefing with reporters.
Reid, who had 25 years experience in hotel management, happened upon the position at a pool party.
Gary Walters, who served in the Trump transition with Reid and was chief usher from 1986 to 2007, would not comment on his transition work and said he had not heard about her exit.
On Thursday, Trump claimed an "unbelievable" victory when House Republicans narrowly passed a bill meant to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act.